About Me: Celery is part of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsnips, parsley, and celeriac. The fiber in celery can benefit the digestive and cardiovascular systems. Celery also contains antioxidants that may play a role in preventing disease. Celery contains a plant compound called apigenin, which plays a role in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant agent. Celery is a great low calorie snack but also makes a nice addition to meals. We also love to dehydrate our celery and blend it into powder. This comes in handy when you are out of soup stock because you can add some powder to any dish to make it more flavourful.
Note: Celery leaves can be very bitter. This is why you never see them in a grocery store. It is usually the outer, dark leaves while the younger, lighter inside leaves are more enjoyable. However, both can be eaten but we would recommend cooking the older, darker ones.
To Store: Keep celery heads whole, wrap them up tightly in aluminum foil, and keep them in the refrigerator crisper drawer.