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Celery properties

Celery properties

Mireia Cervera 25 May 2017

Celery is a healthy vegetable with great nutritional and medicinal properties. Discover in this post all its curiosities, health benefits and how to cook it to make the most of all its properties.

Celery belongs to the Umbelliferae family, like parsley, carrot, parsnip and fennel, all of which are recognized for their abundant substance content.s aromatic. This elongated striated green stem is made up of cylindrical leaves, longitudinally traversed by a deep groove, from which numerous parsley-like leaves sprout. This plant has a low diversity, with arestricted number of varieties: green celery and yellowish celery.


Nutritional properties

Although celery is not an important source of energy, its consumption is healthy due to its content in water, mineral salts and vitamins. after cucumber, celery is the vegetable with the lowest energy value.Vitamins C and E, necessary for the proper functioning of the body's organs, stand out in its composition. Its mineral wealth is reflected in the abundance of potassium in its composition, a mineral necessary for the transmission and generation of impnerve ulceration and for normal muscular activity. It also has notable amounts of sodium and modest amounts of calcium, magnesium and zinc.

Its high fiber content helps to activate intestinal transit, it is interesting for those inrebellious testines.

Celery contains flavonoids, such as apigenin and luteolin, which help reduce the chances of developing cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Highlights tamalso its diuretic function due to its high content in water and essential oils such as selinen that achieve a greater elimination of liquids and impurities.

In the market

When choosing a celery it should have a lustrous appearance, thick, compact, firm and crisp stems and a light green color, with fresh green leaves. We must discard

In the kitchen

With a recognizable and refreshing tastee its applications in the kitchen are mainly focused as an ingredient in stews, stir-fries, soups, creams and garnishes, because it is the perfect ally to multiply their nuances. We can also consume it raw as crudités, in smoothies, juices or salads, preserving all their properties.

For all the benefits it brings us, it is a vegetable that cannot be missing from your regular diet. Take advantage of what it isada "> season and not missing in your kitchen.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale