Availability: Year round though best in the summer
Facts: Celery has its roots in sixteenth century northern European history. Celery is related to anise, carrots, parsley and parsnips. The winner of an athletic event in ancient Greece was given a bunch of celery, much like flowers are given today.
Serving Size = 1 CUP
Selection: Choose straight, rigid stalks with fresh leaves. Avoid pithy, woody or limp stalks.
Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; low calorie; good source of vitamin C; good source of vitamin A.
Pigments: lutein, zeaxathin
Phytochemicals: Flavones, flavonanones, flavonols