Definition

Celery is a green vegetable that grows as a bundle of crisp, fibrous stalks topped with leafy greens.

Health considerations

Celery is 95% water and 2% fiber, and is a source of vitamins K, B9, and B6, as well as potassium. The calcium in celery is highly bioavailable. Raw celery is rich in naturally occurring nitrates, though vitamin C slows its conversion to nitrites. See: Nitrates & nitrites.

Keep in mind

Celery is an allergen capable of causing severe reactions which may lead to anaphylactic shock.

May be found in

Soups, stews, raw, prepared foods, vegetable juice, seasonings

References

Pubmed 
Nutrition Data 
Journal of Food Composition Analysis

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