Celery

Seasonality:

  • Celery is available year-round.

Health Benefits of Celery:

  • Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin K, a very good source of folate, potassium, fiber and manganese, and a good source of Vitamins B2, C, B6 and A, copper, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

How to Select Celery:

  • Choose straight, rigid celery stalks with fresh leaves.
  • Avoid pithy, woody, or limp stalks.

How to Store Celery:

  • Wrap celery in tightly aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 10 days.

How to Prepare Celery:

  • Cut off the base of the celery and leaves.
  • Rinse the stalks in water to get off any dirt and sand.

Fun Facts About Celery:

  • Celery can reach the height of 3.3 feet.
  • The first use of celery as a culinary ingredient was as flavoring in France.

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