Is Kohlrabi Keto Friendly?

Answer: At only 3.5 g of net carbs per serving, kohlrabi is an excellent, keto friendly vegetable option.

Keto Meter: 4

The kohlrabi is an odd looking vegetable. Sometimes called a German turnip, it features a large green bulb, with leaves on top, and you can eat the entire vegetable either raw or cooked.

Each serving of kohlrabi (1 cup) contains 3.5 g of net carbs. The low carb count makes it easy to fit comfortably within your daily carb limits.

Vitamins and nutrients

Kohlrabi contains 16% of your daily value of vitamin B6, which supports cardiovascular health and strengthens your nervous system. It contains 93% of your daily value of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that can help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Kohlrabi is a cruciferous vegetable, a family of crop species that includes kale and broccoli. Scientists are interested in cruciferous vegetables because of evidence that suggests that they contain compounds that prevent cancer. More research is needed, but several studies have found that people who consume cruciferous vegetables like kohlrabi are less likely to develop lung or colon cancer.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup

Net carbs3.5 g
Fat0.1 g
Protein2.3 g
Total carbs8.4 g
Fiber4.9 g

Source: USDA

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