The produce aisle has an emerging star that's filling shopping carts left and right: kohlrabi. This cruciferous vegetable — a member of the cabbage family — boasts a sweet flavor that's a blend of water chestnuts and turnips. And the latter is hardly surprising; the German word "kohlrabi" actually translates to "turnip cabbage" in English.
Now, kohlrabi is hardly new to the vegetable world — but it is newish. Kohlrabi wasn't discovered until around 500 years ago in northern Europe, and it didn't make its way to the U.S. until the early 1800s. And thank goodness it did, because this peculiar looking vegetable is chock-full of health benefits. Here's everything you need to know about kohlrabi, the slightly sweet and healthy crucifer you need in your life.