Availability, Nutrition, and Recipe Suggestions

celery starts

celery starts

In Season:  a

Storage:  Celery can be stored in water or wrapped in foil in the veggie crisper of your fridge.

Preservation:  Celery can be blanched and frozen for future smoothies and dinners. Pickling them is another great option for a yummy snack!

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Nutrition: Celery is a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. [nutritiondata.self.com]

Deep Nutrition:  Celery has many Antioxidants and they are beneficial for cardiovascular support. Phthalides found in celery can relax muscles by its impact on the flow of calcium and potassium inside cells.  It may also act as a diuretic, helping lower pressure inside our blood vessels. [www.whfoods.com]

Deep Science:  Celery is good for the belly and more. It has great anti-inflammatory health benefits, including its protection against inflammation in the digestive tract. Apiuman a non starchy polysaccharide found in celery appear important in producing these anti-inflammatory benefits. [www.whfoods.com]

Preparation:  To clean celery, cut off the base and leaves, then wash the leaves and stalks under running water. Cut the stalks into pieces of desired length. Techniques: Boil, braise, cream, raw, saute, steam.

Celery Recipe Suggestions:

Celery also pairs well with- butter, blue cheese, tarragon, dill.

Yum.

authored by: Danny G

February 2018