Kohlrabi is a close relative of broccoli; it resembles a root vegetable but actually the edible globe is the modified swollen stem. The edible leaves jut from the globe portion of the kohlrabi. It offers generous amounts of vitamins A and C and emphasizes the minerals potassium and calcium and is high in fiber.
Kohlrabi is delicious steamed. Cut into 1 inch chunks, steam until you can pierce with a fork. Toss with some butter, salt and pepper to taste. Makes an excellent side dish. Or simply cut into slices and serve raw on a veggie tray with dip.
Store globe and leaves separately. The globe will last about a month refrigerated in a plastic bag. Wrap the leaves in a damp towel or place in a plastic bag; use as soon as possible.