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Celery

Also Known As : Ajavaayan, Shalari, Karmauli, Bari Ajmod, Céleri
Technical Name : Apium graveolens

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is bitter, sweet and pungent in taste.

Description

Celery is a plant and is consumed as a vegetable. It can be found throughout the world. It has a long fibrous stalk which tapers into leaves. It is commonly used in soups and salads or as a garnish in some dishes.

Health benefits

  • Celery helps to prevent cancer.(1)
  • Intake of it every day can reduce artery-clogging cholesterol (LDL or bad cholesterol).(1)
  • It helps to keep away diseases of the kidney, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.(1)
  • It contains phthalides that can lower the level of stress hormones in blood. It also contains potassium, which helps to reduce the blood pressure.(1)
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce swelling and pain around the joints. It is good for people suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.(1)
  • Vitamin C present in it helps to prevent free radical damage.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for the stalks that are firm and aren’t too limber.  

Note

Celery is not good for pregnant women because its seeds may cause contractions in the uterus.(2)

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