Celery is called a “bunch of celery” because it is consist of 10-12 individual celery stalks.
Celery is low in calories but high in fiber
All parts of celery are edible! Yep, even the leaves!
Celery was initially used as medicine in the treatment of a toothache, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, arthritis, rheumatism and to purify the blood.
Ancient Romans used celery as an aphrodisiac. Modern science proved that celery contains a substance called androsterone that is also found in man’s sweat. This substance plays a role in attracting females. Ok boys, start eating celery now.
Celery was used in ancient “bouquet of flowers”, to reward winners of athletic games in Ancient Greece.
Celery is a biennial plant, which means plants ends its life cycle in two years.
Celery was first used as a food during the 16th century in Italy.
The town of Celeryville, Ohio, was founded by early 19th-century celery farmers.
There is a celery museum in Portage, Michigan, called Celery Flats Interpretive Center.
Today, California is the nation’s top celery producer. Michigan ranks fourth.
Celergy helps lower cholesterol, lower inflammation, help prevent high blood pressure, help prevent ulcers, protect liver health, beneficial with weight loss, boost digestion and may help prevent cancer.
Over 1 billion pounds of celery are produced each year in the United States.
The average U.S adult eats about 6 pounds of celery per year.
A substantial amount of celery in the U.S comes from Mexico, and the U.S. exports about 200 million pounds of celery to Canada annually.
Celergy is often served as a “major plate vegetable” rather than an additive to salads or soups.
“Celery hearts” usually refers to the innermost stalk of the celery. These stalks are typically the most tender.