Nutritional Facts About Celery

Benefits of Celery

One of the wonders of celery is celery cannot only be used for food but their leaves can be used as a garnish to decorate dishes giving them that extra touch.

The leaves of celery can be added to soups, here where I live in the Bahamas one of the dishes that is a favorite is call peas soup.

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We will talk about that a bit later on how to prepare this mouth-watering meal. But celery including the leaves is a part of what is used to cook this wonderful soup.

We can use celery in so many ways, but in this article, we will be looking at some fun facts, nutritional facts, foods, and how a diet that consists of celery can benefit us in fighting certain illnesses. To learn more about celery click on this link.

Fun facts

1. It is said that celery has been around for over 3000 years.

2. Celery is known to promote the immune system.

3. Celery was first used as food doing the 16th century.

4. In ancient Greece, those who competed in sports and won were presented with a bunch of celery as a bouquet of flowers

5. The seeds of celery are big as a full stop or period (.)

6. It is believed that chewing on celery sticks after a meal can clean your teeth.

7. In ancient times celery was used to cure anxiety and toothache.

8. I have heard of a town that is known as celery Ville.

9. Every part of the celery can be eaten.

10. Celery was once said to calm nerves.

Vitamin Content

Celery is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folate, potassium, Vitamin K, Molybdenum, Copper, Calcium, and fiber

Body illness that celery fights

  1. Celery helps to fight cancer.
  2. Helps with bowel movement.
  3. Reduces cholesterol.
  4. Helps protect against inflammation in the digestive tract.
  5. Is said to be beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
  6. Celery helps with weight loss
  7. Celery helps to lower blood pressure.
  8. celery helps to strengthen the immune system.
  9. Helps fight gout.

The final word

Celery is loaded with Vitamins along with other healing agents that can aid the body in so many ways, so take advantage of this veggie and make it a part of your diet.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

8 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Celery”

  1. I’ve been tuned into the benefits of celery for a while now. I try to eat several raw stalks each day. It is well known to lower one’s blood pressure. Also, it is a critical component of that old favorite: Homemade chicken soup, otherwise known as Jewish Penicillin. We always buy organic celery; it definitely does taste better.

  2. Hi Norman,

    Thanks for the great information about 2 kitchen must- haves, celery and onion. It’s hard to think of cooking with out these two vegetables. It’s great to have a place to learn more about why they are good for us and have an important place in our diet.

  3. I think your site is engaging and well organized. It is very informative to people who are just getting into healthier eating as well, starting gardening. The color scheme is easy on the eyes, and the wording flows nicely. Where did you get all the information from? Did you just know all that stuff or did you have ideas and researched to elaborate?

    • Hello Terry thanks for those very kind words, I have spent the last 21 years in the field of landscape, interior plantscape and as a nurseryman besides the many training and courses that I took up. Some one once said to me never stop learning for learning stops, so beside all of my years and training in the field i still do a lot of reading. Again thanks for the follow and have a good evening.

  4. Celery is always fun to play around with in foods. It gives foods that extra taste of greenery. You can always rest assured knowing you have a bit of added nutrients into your meal when cooking with celery too. I like celery and peanut butter as a snack (haha as i’m sure most people do). Great article

    • Hello again Wil thanks for sharing and i have never heard of celery and peanut butter before, now that is what i call living on the edge lol I guess i just might build up the nerve and try that. Thanks again and all the best to you, have a good day.


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