Stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning;widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked.
Interesting facts about Celery
- Are you aware that celery had its roots in France and Italy in the 1600’s?
- Are you aware that celery is in the carrot family?
- Are you aware that celery is green?
- Are you aware that celery grows above ground?
- Are you aware that celery consists of leaf topped, ribbed stalks growing in a bunch with a common round base?
- Are you aware that celery hearts are the inner ribs of the celery bunch?
- Are you aware that California grows the most celery in the U.S.?
- Are you aware that “Pascal” celery is the most common variety?
- Are you aware that raw celery is crunchy?
- Are you aware that celery has a mild, sweet flavor?
- Are you aware that celery is a good source of vitamins A and C? (Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off diseases and for good vision. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)
- Are you aware that celery is often added to soups, stuffing, casseroles, stir-fries and stews to add flavor and seasoning?
- Are you aware that celery stalks have a groove in the middle that is perfect for adding fillings like peanut butter or cream cheese?
Nutritional information on Celery
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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs