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Celery

Celery

“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, sauteed 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!

Nutrition Info 

 Celery is a good source of: 

  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Beta Carotene
  • Flavonoids
  • Phytonutrients

Benefits 

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.

Cautions

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.

 

Suggested Recipes  

 For the Kids and Kids-at-Heart

Download this activity sheet to create some celery stick people!

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Credits and thanks in addition to recipes and information linked above: Driftlessorganics.comHealthdiaries.com; Healthline.com; Hometownlocator.com; Top-10-food.com; Webmd.com

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