The kohlrabi plant is classified as a perennial, and thrives in temperate climates, although it grows best in cool season. In the U.S., kohlrabi is available from spring to late fall in different growing regions. You can choose from over 22 different kohlrabi plant varieties, varying in color, size, resistance, flavor and shape. The most commonly seen types are white, green and purple kohlrabi, which all have white flesh underneath.There are also kohlrabi varieties that have a longer shelf life than other types, such as Gigante and Kossak kohlrabi.
Kohlrabi is rich in vitamins A, C and K, as well as B-vitamins. It also contains copper, manganese, iron, potassium, dietary fiber and calcium, and is rich in antioxidantscompounds like phytochemicals and carotenes as well.With this bounty of nutrients, it’s not surprising that kohlrabi offers immense body-wide benefits. Organic Facts lists some of the ways that kohlrabi can benefit your health: