Kohlrabi microgreens, if the name doesn’t sound familiar or you don’t like the full sized vegetable, don’t let that stop you from trying this delicious, nutrient dense microgreen. Kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip, although it is often called the German turnip. It belongs to the same family as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. You can eat the stem and the leaves but, surprisingly, it is not actually the same species as the turnip!
Kohlrabi microgreens are very nutritious and contains over 100% of recommended daily value value of Vitamin C. It is also high in Vitamin B6, Folate(B9), Thinamin (B1), Potassium, Phosphorous and Calcium.
Kohlrabi Microgreens Health Benefits
As with most microgreens, there are an array of health benefits associated with eating these delicious stems:
Because of the relationship between kohlrabi microgreens and broccoli it has many of the same nutrients and benefits that other cruciferous vegetables have. This includes plenty of fiber which is very beneficial to your digestive system.
It will help to move food through your bowels, promoting regular movement and eliminating constipation.
Because it is full of fiber you’ll feel fuller for longer after eating. This will help you to resist the temptation to snack; which can help you to lose weight. Of course, for it to be really effective, you’ll need to be monitoring your food intake and ensuring you’re consuming fewer calories than you need.
Kohlrabi microgreens have a high level of calcium, iron, and manganese; all of which are useful in boosting bone strength. This can prevent the issues often associated with old age; almost making kohlrabi microgreens the elixir of life that so many seek.
Potassium is actually essential to good muscle and nerve activity. Having enough potassium in your diet will help you to feel energetic and remain sharp throughout the day.
Kohlrabi microgreens are full of potassium; helping you t maintain this energy level. You’ll feel like a new person.
Potassium is also good for your heart and blood circulation. It effectively eases tension on your arteries and other blood vessels. This will improve the oxygen flow around your body and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Again, kohlrabi microgreens have a lot of potassium in them!
Reduces Cancer Risk
You’ll be pleased to learn that kohlrabi microgreens can also reduce your likelihood of contracting cancer, particularly prostate or breast cancer. It’s due to the potent phytochemicals present in this plant.
These microgreens are vibrant, with purple to rose-colored stems and contrasting dark green leaves. The purple of the stem carries up between the cotyledons, and some of the leaves can also be purple-tinged.
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