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Celery

A versatile vegetable that is widely used in a variety of recipes. It adds a fresh flavour as well as a distinctive crunchy texture to both cooked dishes and salads. Celery can be eaten raw or cooked. It can be included in a variety of salads including Waldorf salad where it is combined with chopped, unpeeled red-skinned apples and walnuts and dressed with mayonnaise. Serve pieces of celery with sliced peppers and carrot and cucumber chunks as crudité for savoury dips. Serve the best inner stalks to accompany a cheeseboard, with bread or biscuits and a small dish of sea salt for dipping. Celery can be sautéed or served au gratin as a vegetable side dish. It adds flavour and texture to soups, stocks, casseroles and risottos.

Size Price Qty
Pack (whole head) £0.99
Loose sticks (3 sticks) £0.55

 

Celery Facts

Celery was first introduced to the UK in the 17th century from Italy where the Romans used to wear it as a protection against hangovers! It is very low in calories - celery leaves contain only 16 calories per 100 g weight and lots of non-soluble fibre (roughage) which when combined with other weight loss regimens may help to reduce body weight and blood cholesterol levels. Celery is a functional food. Its leaves are rich source of flavonoid and are a good source of vitamin-A.  Celery is also rich in many vital vitamins, including folic acid (provides 9% of RDA), riboflavin, niacin and vitamin-C as well as an excellent source of vitamin-K.

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