Celery has pale green leaves and stalks which is a part of the Apiaceae family with parsnips, fennel and parsley. Celeriac is also a member of this family which has a light brown exterior with crisp, white, aromatic flesh inside.

 

Celery is cultivated in cool climates where the winters get cold and summers are hot.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Incredibly low in calories which helps to promote weight loss. (1)

 

  • Very high in fibre, which helps moves food through the digestive tract more quickly, and therefore helps lower your risk for colon cancer. (2)

 

  • High in vitamin C which is extremely effective in providing autoimmunity functions that help the body fight diseases. (4)

 

  • Contains vitamin K which is beneficial to prevent cancer and promote bone strength. (5)

 

  • Possesses the minerals: folate, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium which work together to provide metabolic functions as well prevent bone demineralisation. (6)

 

  • Provides B-vitamins which are essential as they can only be obtained from an outside source and help with metabolic functions in the body. (7)

 

  • High in beta-carotene forming antioxidants which enhances the immune system and lowers the risk of inflammation, heart disease and the formation of cancerous cells. (8)

 

Celery Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 16
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 30 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A0% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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