Food Facts

Cook With Celery: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

CELERY

Silly Food Fact

You use more calories eating celery, than there are in celery itself!

Celery was first brought to America in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1856 by a Scotsman named George Taylor.

Why Our Bodies Love It

Celery has high levels of vitamin C and contains pthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure.  It’s also widely known as a diuretic , which helps flush out excess fluid from our bodies.

Care & Picking

Most of the time, when we purchase celery from the store, it comes in a plastic bag.  You can typically store it this way for about 7-10 days.  However, if you see brown areas, you should cut them off immediately.

Tips and Warnings

Be careful not to store your celery in an area of your refrigerator that is super cold.  If it freezes, the leaves will go limp and remain soggy even when it’s thawed.

 

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