Frisee and Kolhrabi – Week 20 of the Full Plate CSA

The Full Plate CSA tries to change things up every week,  offering a different variety of vegetables to choose from.

This week the standouts were frisee and kohlrabi. Frisee or curly endive is often known as chicory in the United States. It is a bitter tasting vegetable with narrow and curly green leaves.  Rich in Vitamins A, K and fiber, it is regularly seen in salads.  Don’t confuse the green frisee with the frisee technique.  The first is a veggie, the latter refers to lightly wilting greens in oil.  But, you could frisee the frisee.

Eaten Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi or knol-khol or cabbage turnip is a common vegetable in German speaking countries, as well as Kashmir and southern India. Fairly mild and sweet, it can be eaten either raw in a salad, or cooked.  I often use it as a collard green or kale substitute.

Kohlrabi is a rich source of dietary fiber and minerals. It also contains health-promoting phytochemicals like asisothiocyanates, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, minerals, zero cholesterol and negligible fat.  What’s there not to like about this swollen tuber-like veggie?

Week 20: eggplant, beet, potatoes, turnips, carrots, collard greens, kohlrabi and frisee.



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