Celery

$3.75$7.50

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Description

What to look for

Look for bunches with a good tight formation, leaves should be fresh and unwilted. Stems should be firm and crisp when snapped. Brown or cracked bunches should be avoided.

Availability

Available: all year

Store

Refrigerate in paper bags. Alternatively, refrigerate with the butt end in 2-3 cm of water, and change water daily.

How to prepare

Stalks and leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Remove strings from older coarse stalks. Slice to size.

Ways to eat

Celery is popular raw as a snack, or with a dipping sauce. Add sliced celery to savoury dishes like stir fries, braises, stews, pies or soups. The leaves can be used in salads, soups, stocks, braises, stews or as a garnish. Use fresh young celery leaves from the centre of the bunch mixed with other leaves in a green salad. Stir fry sliced celery and drizzle with sesame oil. ClickΒ hereΒ for recipes.

Cooking methods

Boil (in soup), braise, steam, stew, stir fry.

Nutrition

Celery is a good source of vitamin K and contains potassium at a level of dietary significance. Carotenoids and flavonoids are the predominant phytonutrients in celery.

Nutrition table

CELERY Raw
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1 cup sliced = 108g
Average Quantity % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per serving per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 54/13 1% 50/12
Protein (g) 0.6 1% 0.5
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0% 0.2
Β – saturated (g) 0.03 0% 0.03
Available carbohydrate (g) 1.4 0% 1.3
Β – sugars (g) 1.4 2% 1.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.5 1.4
Sodium (mg) 32 1% 30
Vitamin K (Β΅g) 32 40% ESADDI** 29 A good source of vitamin K
Potassium (mg) 367 340 Contains potassium
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.06 4% RDI* 0.06
Vitamin C (mg) 1 2% RDI* 1
Calcium (mg) 41 5% RDI* 38
Iron (mg) 0.1 1% RDI* 0.1
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.
Β *Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake
Source: FOODfiles 2018

Additional information

Celery Bunch

bunch, half bunch