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Kohlrabi (Turnip Cabbage, Turnip-rooted Cabbage)

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  • Common Name: Kohlrabi (Turnip Cabbage, Turnip-rooted Cabbage)
  • Latin Name: Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes group)
  • Family Name: Brassicaceae
This low-growing, stout variety of cabbage, with its nearly spherical edible stem is high in goitrogens, which interfere with iodine uptake, and can result in thyroid problems.  It is therefore not recommended as a food for tortoises. 

Do not confuse with the root vegetable Turnip (Brassica Rapa).  See also Cabbage and Kale.
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