EN on Foods

March 2012 Issue

“Stalk” Up on Celery’s Nutrients

The entire plant—seed, stalk, roots and leaves—is used as food, seasoning or natural medicinal remedy. A culinary staple, celery (Apium graveolens) shares family ties with carrots, fennel, parsley, and anise. Joined at the base, celery stalks are topped by leaves and small white flowers which house its tiny brown seeds. In the U.S., celery’s stalks are a familiar green, whereas in Europe where they’re also grown out of direct sunlight, they are available in white.

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