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Kohl Rabi (Brassica oleracea Var. gongylodes)
A form of cabbage with short stems, but with an edible corm. Although originating in Northern Europe in the 15th century, it is now extremely popular on the Indian sub-continent. It has a sweet taste, and is particularly good steamed and served sliced with melted butter, or peeled and cut into batons, before adding to stir-fries. See also "Brassica"