• In Ancient Greece, celery was used as arranged in a bouquet and given to winners of athletic games as a reward.
• Crunchy, stringy celery is a veggie that is perfect for seasoning soups, stocks, roasts, or eaten raw as a super healthy snack. A bunch of celery contains 10-12 individual pale green stalks.
• They are juicy, crunchy and U shaped on the cross section. Celery can grow up to three and a half feet tall!
• Choose celery that are firm and that snap when bent. The leaves should be fresh and crisp.
• When selecting celery, the darker the color, the stronger the flavor.
• Refrigerate in a plastic bag and place in the crisper drawer for up to two weeks.
• If the stalks have lost their firmness and begin to bend, separate the stalks and place them in a bowl of ice water for several minutes before use.
• Chewing on celery helps clean the teeth after eating a meal.
• For a refreshing combination, combine celery with cucumber, kale and apple to add bright, vibrant flavor to your fresh juice without making it too sweet.
• Make a unique relish by chopping up celery and combining it with cooked cranberries and almonds.
• Roast celery under a chicken so that it absorbs all those flavorful juices.
Celery has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Those suffering from joint pains, lung infections, asthma, or acne, should eat more celery.
Enjoying a celery-based snack in the evening, you will sleep better.
The compound phthalides found in celery has been proven to boost circulatory health.
Raw, whole celery reduces high blood pressure.
• The Romans used celery as an aphrodisiac. Celery contains a substance called androsterone, which is also found in man's sweat and plays a role in attracting females.
• Celery is stringy because of its cell structure – the cell walls are tougher to help keep the plant standing straight up, and that’s what gives celery its crunch.
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