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Celery

In Season — August 1 to October 15

Eyking Farms has recently begun new field trials with celery and hopes to expand its production in this area. Apium graveolens is a plant species in the family Apiaceae commonly known as celery (var. dulce) or celeriac (var. rapaceum) depending on whether the stalks or roots are eaten. Celery has become a common household staple along with carrots, onions, and potatoes. Its stalk usually grows to a height of 12 to 16 inches. Celery has a crunchy texture and distinctive flavour that makes it a popular addition to soups, salads and many cooked dishes. Although available year round, celery is often preferable during the summer months when it is grown locally.

Nutritional Facts

Celery provides an excellent source of vitamin C, fibre, potassium, folate, molybdenum, manganese and vitamin B6. 100 g of raw celery contains only 16 calories, 3 g of carbohydrate, 1 g of protein, and 80 mg of sodium. Also contains vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Zero fat and zero cholesterol.

How to eat

Celery is most commonly eaten cold as celery sticks and in salad. It’s a popular addition to stir fry’s and soups and is excellent as a sole stir fry sidedish.

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