Real Life, Good Food



Celery is a common vegetable known for its long green stalks. These crunchy stalks have a bold crunchy texture and a delicate herbal flavor.  



Health Benefits

  • Very low calorie, very low sugar
  • Good source of fiber. 1.6g of fiber per cup of chopped celery.
  • Good source of vitamin K, which is essential to building strong bones and preventing heart disease
  • Source of vitamin A for good vision


  • Remove stalks or ribs from the base. 
  • Rinse under running water, paying special attention to the base and inner rib.

Easy Ideas

  • Stuff celery stalks with peanut butter.
  • Add to soups, casseroles, and salads.
  • Eat celery sticks raw with dip.
  • Put some crunch in your tuna or chicken salad by adding chopped celery.



Wrap celery stalks in foil and place in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. This method for storing ensures that the celery doesn't lose moisture, which is what causes it to turn limp, while also allowing the ethylene to escape. When stored this way, celery stalks can last up to two weeks.


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