Celery (Apium Graveolens)

Author: Carla Fiscina
January 30, 2009

celeryThere are people who hate celery, its specific fragrance and taste. But many people like chewing on its crunchy sticks believing that they assist in calorie burning (according to a common myth). In many world’s cuisines celery, its root, seeds and leaves, are used as a spice for such dishes as soups, stews, salads and even bakery. This plant originated from Mediterranean Europe and the Middle East, where it has been used as a decorative and edible plant for more than 400 years. In the nineteenth century, celery was planted and harvested in the US for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »