Fun facts of the week: celery

Fun facts of the week: celery

  • Celery can reach the height of 3.3 feet
  • Celery is called a “bunch of celery” because it is consist of 10-12 individual celery stalks.
  • Celery is low in calories but high in fiber
  • All parts of celery are edible! Yep, even the leaves!
  • Celery was initially used as medicine in the treatment of a toothache, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, arthritis, rheumatism and to purify the blood.
  • Ancient Romans used celery as an aphrodisiac. Modern science proved that celery contains a substance called androsterone that is also found in man’s sweat. This substance plays a role in attracting females. Ok boys, start eating celery now.
  • Celery was used in ancient “bouquet of flowers” , to reward winners of athletic games in the Ancient Greece.
  • Celery is aΒ biennial plant, which means plants ends its life cycle in two years.
  • Celery was first used as a food during the 16th century in Italy.
  • The town of Celeryville, Ohio, was founded by early 19th-century celery farmers.
  • There is a celery museum in Portage, Michigan, called Celery Flats Interpretive Center.
  • Today, California is the nation’s top celery producer. Michigan ranks fourth.
  • Celergy help lower cholesterol, lower inflammation, help prevent high blood pressure, help prevent ulcers, protect liver health, beneficial with weight loss, boost digestion and may help prevent from cancer.
  • Over 1 billion pouds of celery are produced each year in the United States.
  • The average U.S adult eats about 6 pouds of celery per year.
  • A substantial amount of celery in the U.S comes from Mexico, and the U.S. exports about 200 million pounds of celery to Canada annually.
  • Celergy is often served as a “major plate vegetable” rather than an additive to salads or soups.
  • “celery hearts” usually refers to the innermost stalk of the celery. These stalks are typically the most tender.
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