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Attack of the Killer Vegetables

Recipes and nutritional information on fun produce kohlrabi and romanesco.

Killer Veggies?!? We are not talking zombies and Hitchcock carrots. We are talking some of the wildest vegetables Mother Nature has to offer; Romanesco and Kohlrabi.  Romanesco, with its cone-like appendages, and kohlrabi with its round, spaceship like body, are both a sight to see.  Their unique looks make enticing vegetables for little ones to try.  Although both have a lot more going for them then their killer looks alone.  They are each a superfood in their own right.  

Kohlrabi, a part of the cabbage family, is rich in Vitamin C which acts as a powerful anti-oxidant. It helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth, and gums.  Its anti-oxidant property helps protect the body against disease and cancer by scavenging harmful free radicals from the body.  

Romanesco is full of Vitamin C.  It also contains nearly a quarter of the recommended daily dose of dietary fiber and nearly 15% of our recommended intake of potassium.  All the while only carrying 52 calories per serving.  

You're hooked into trying but now what?  Romanesco can be eaten raw.  Rinse, break off the florets and enjoy the broccoli-cauliflower like flavor.  Or try it cooked in this Romanesco and Parmesan Puree.

Kohlrabi can also be enjoyed raw.  Peel the outer skin with a pairing knife. Cut the remaining bulb into pieces and enjoy with a creamy dip like hummus.  

If kohlrabi is not enticing enough to eat raw, try it slightly 'hidden' in Kohlrabi Home Fries.

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