“I love celery, and people don't use it a lot. Celery and flavors in that family - it really brightens and is refreshing.” - Todd English
Whether stuffed with peanut butter, sautéed into aromatics, or blended into a juice, working celery into your eating plan is a healthy idea!
Five Fun Facts
- Celeryville, Ohio, population 194 in 2021, was named after nearby celery farms.
- California is the USA’s top producer of celery.
- On the popular, long-running BBC show “Doctor Who,” the 5th doctor wore a celery stalk on the lapel of his jacket.
- Around 30 AD, Aulus Cornelius Celsus wrote about the pain relief that celery seeds could provide.
- The world’s largest celery, grown in Alaska, weighed 49 pounds!
Celery is a good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Beta Carotene
Celery may be beneficial in the following ways:
- Supports healthy digestion.
- Protects cells, blood vessels, and organs from oxidative damage.
- Reduces inflammation in the digestive tract, cells, blood vessels, and organs.
- Helps to fight diabetes with a slow steady effect on your blood sugar.
- Neutralizes the effect of acidic foods.
- Helps with weight loss.
- Helps strengthen immunity.
Some people may have an allergy to celery, which can cause a range of symptoms, including skin reactions, digestive upset, and respiratory problems. Also, avoid celery if you have bleeding disorders.
- Celery Smoothie - Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free
- Lidia’s Roasted Pears with Candied Celery - Vegan, gluten-free, contains alcohol
- Caramel-Lime Drumsticks with Shaved Celery Salad
- Braised Celery - Vegetarian, gluten-free, low carb, low fat, low calorie
- Simple Celery and Carrots Side Dish - Vegan, low fat, low calorie, gluten-free
For the Kids and Kids-at-Heart
Download this activity sheet to create some celery stick people!
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