Celery is a member of the carrot family. It is low in calories, high in fiber and a fair source of Vitamins A and B. To pick good celery look for fresh healthy leaves and crisp green stalks. One good lesson to learn about celery is how to strip off the strings. Take a knife to one end of the celery stalk, pull strings out from top to bottom. Do not discard the strings in your garbage disposal, they will cause problems. Celery should be refrigerated in a plastic bag and placed in the crisper for up to two weeks. If the ribs are wilted, separate the ribs and place them in a bowl of ice water for several minutes before use. 


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Celery Nutrition

Serving size 2 medium stalks Celery (110g)

Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories 20
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%