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Celery is a good source of Vitamin A, B1 and G. It is low in calories and rich in potassium and magnesium. Celery is great raw but can be used in salads, soups and casseroles.
To choose fresh celery look for straight stalks. Make sure the leaves are fresh and celery is light green in color. Always avoid celery with any discolored leaves.
Be sure to wash thoroughly once you get it home.
To chop for soups, stews or casseroles, cut off the tops and the bottom of the stalk. Place several stalks down on a cutting board as shown in the photo above and cut down cross wise.
Celery leaves can also be used in soups, to make broth or other dishes. Celery leaves make a great garnish as well.
Fresh celery will keep for weeks if you wrap the entire stalk in foil and put in refrigerator.
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