Under this category in our highly qualified online store for seeds, fruits and vegetables, you will find carefully selected varieties of seeds of the autumn vegetable Alabash. A great root vegetable from the Cruciferous family, which looks like wild cabbage, but surprises with its rich content of vitamins and minerals and is highly valued for its great health and dietary properties that it exerts on the human body.
The history of Кohlrabies dates back to the mid-16th century in Germany when the biennial vegetable plant was first described. It is no surprise that its name is derived from the German word "kohl" meaning cabbage and "rabi" meaning turnip. In appearance, the vegetable resembles cabbage, and its taste is similar to that of turnips, but a little sweeter.
Кohlrabi has a pear-shaped shape that gives the illusion that it is a plant that grows underground, but in fact, it grows freely above the ground. It is characterized by oblong voluminous leaves, and its fleshy part is juicy and crunchy. The main characteristic of this vitamin-rich vegetable is that its root is mainly used for food.
The root plant is popular for consumption in Central Europe and Asia, and two types of it are distributed in Bulgaria - large Кohlrabi and small Кohlrabi.
The two species differ in colour and nutritional properties. The large Кohlrabi is distinguished by a violet-bluish colour of the bark, while the small one - with a light green bark. In general, this vegetable is considered extremely useful precisely because of its content. A rich source of Vitamin C, as well as vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, minerals and potassium. It is considered a diet food, not only because of its low calories but also because of its zero fat content. And despite their great properties, it is they that distinguish the two species common in our country. The small Кohlrabi is richer in nutrients than the large one, it is considered the more dietary option and the tastier.
With its impressive vitamin content, the cruciferous vegetable is highly recommended for the good maintenance of natural immunity. In addition, it is a great source of dietary fibre, which, apart from making it an ideal choice for any diet menu, also makes it a recommended food for people who suffer from stomach problems. It has an extremely beneficial effect on the intestines and its consumption has reduced the risk of colon cancer.
Alabash is mainly consumed raw. The reason is that during heat treatment, the heat destroys a large part of the many useful substances that are contained in the vegetable. An example of a tasty, useful (even dietary) and extremely easy dish is a simple salad with Кohlrabi. You just need to peel the root, cut it into smaller or larger pieces, depending on your preference, and season with a little salt and olive oil.
Although the root of this plant is mainly consumed, it is good to pay attention to its leaves, as they contain many useful and nutritious substances, such as vitamins and carotene. The young leaves find their place in cooking cooked or as an addition to dishes and salads.
Кohlrabi is a type of gourd that is often used for decorative purposes or as a container for food or drink. It is also known by other names such as bottle gourd, long melon, or calabash. The Кohlrabi gourd is typically elongated and has a hard, durable shell that can be carved or painted. It is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world and has been used for centuries in various cultures for a variety of purposes. In some parts of the world, the Кohlrabi gourd is also used for medicinal purposes.
To grow Кohlrabi bash gourds, follow these steps:
1. Choose a sunny location: Alabash gourds require a warm and sunny location to grow. Choose a spot in your garden that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
2. Prepare the soil: Alabash gourds prefer well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter. Mix compost or well-rotted manure into the soil to improve its fertility and drainage.
3. Plant the seeds: Plant the seeds directly into the soil after the last frost in your area. Plant the seeds about 1 inch deep and 3-4 feet apart. Water the seeds thoroughly after planting.
4. Provide support: Кohlrabi gourds are vine plants that can grow up to 10-15 feet long. Provide support for the vines by installing a trellis, fence, or other support structure.
5. Water regularly: Кohlrabi gourds require regular watering to thrive. Water the plants deeply once a week, or more often during hot and dry weather.
6. Fertilize: Кohlrabi gourds are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization to produce healthy fruits. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
Кohlrabi is a type of squash that is commonly used in many Caribbean and African dishes. Here are some general steps for preparing and eating Кohlrabi:
Choose a ripe Кohlrabi: Look for an Кohlrabi that is firm, heavy for its size, and has smooth skin.
Wash the Кohlrabi: Rinse the Кohlrabi under running water to remove any dirt or debris.
Cut the Кohlrabi: Use a sharp knife to cut the Кohlrabi in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them.
Cut the Кohlrabi into pieces: Cut the Кohlrabi into small pieces, cubes or slices, depending on how you plan to use it.
Cook the Кohlrabi: Alabash can be boiled, roasted, sautéed, or used in stews and soups. Follow your recipe or cook it as desired.
Season the Кohlrabi: Кohlrabi has a mild flavor and can be seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices to taste.
Serve and enjoy: Serve the cooked Кohlrabi as a side dish or use it in your favourite recipe.
Remember, Кohlrabi is a healthy and delicious vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. Enjoy experimenting with different cooking techniques and flavours.
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