Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Anti-inflammatory
Combats fatigue
Diuretic
May regulate blood sugar
Pain reliever
Protects skin from UV rays
Relieves chest infections

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 stalk; Calories: 6; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 32g; Fiber: .6g; Sugars: 1.2g; Protein: .3g; Potassium: 2%DV; Vitamin A: 3%DV; Vitamin C: 2%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 0%DV

Did You Know?

  • Celery was used in the Middle Ages to treat toothaches, insomnia, gout, rheumatism, anxiety, and arthritis.
  • The first use of celery as a culinary ingredient was as flavoring in France.

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • In soup or stew
  • In salad

Farming Trivia:

  • Celery was first cultivated in the Mediterranean about 3,000 years ago.
  • While it's grown year-round in the United States, it's more difficult to grow because of its optimal conditions.
  • California and Michigan produce most of the celery crop in the United States.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.