Celery - (Apium graveolens)

Celery Herb

This annual herb is also known as marsh parsley and smallage.
Grow celery in a sunny location in well-watered, richly organic soil. The plant grows up to 2-3 feet tall. It has three to five segmented leaves, and flowers with small, 2-3 mm diameter, white petals.
Harvest the leaves as needed and the seeds when they mature.

Celery is a great source of vitamin C and a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, folate, molybdenum, manganese and vitamin B6. Celery is also a good source of calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, magnesium, vitamin A, phosphorous and iron.

Celery can be eaten raw. Add celery leaves and sliced celery stalks to soups, stews, egg salad and casseroles. The seeds are used as a spice.

Parts used: The whole plant.

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