How to Store
- you can leave your celery in a plastic produce bag, squeeze out any extra air, and close the bag securely for storage in your refrigerator.
- use within 5-7 days
- freezing will make celery wilt and should be avoided unless you will be using it in a future cooked recipe.
Tips for Preparing Celery
- To clean celery, cut off the base and leaves, then wash the leaves and stalks under running water.
- Cut the stalks into pieces of desired length.
- If the outside of the celery stalk has fibrous strings, remove them by making a thin cut into one end of the stalk and peeling away the fibers.
- Be sure to use the leaves—they contain the most vitamin C, calcium, and potassium—but use them within a day or two as they do not store very well.
- Celery should not be kept at room temperature for more than several hours as warm temperatures will encourage its high water content to evaporate, causing the celery to have have a tendency to wilt too quickly.
- If you have celery that has wilted, sprinkle it with a little water and place it in the refrigerator for several hours to help it regain some of its crispness.
- boiling and blanching celery resulted in a 38-41% loss of antioxidants.
- steaming, 83-99% of the antioxidants were retained even after 10 minutes.
- Consume fresh celery withing 5-7 days for optimum antioxidants benefits
- Best to chop up celery immediately before using
Recent studies have shown these possible health benefits.
- Digestive Tract Support
- Cardiovascular Support
- Cancer Prevention
Excellent source of
- Vitamin K
Very good source of
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Good source of
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B5