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Close-up of celery
Photo of two fennel bulbs
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Foods Included

Celery, Fennel

Description

Celery stalks grow in tight, straight bunches. Celery has a high water content, which gives it a fresh, crisp taste.

Buy It

  • Choose medium-sized celery stalks that are firm and free from soft spots or damage.

Store It

  • Refrigerate in a loose plastic bag.
  • Celery will stay good for 1 week in the refrigerator.
  • Don't store on the counter at room temperature.

Cook It

  • Trim leaves and cut root end off. Leaves can be saved for later to use in a soup.
  • Wash stalks and cut off any discolored spots. Grate or cut stalks into long sticks to eat raw.
  • You can also cut it up into smaller pieces and add to salads or cook in soups.

Why It's Great

  • Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong and helps our bodies heal quickly.
  • Potassium, a type of electrolyte, helps build muscle and keeps your heart healthy.
  • Phosphorus is present in every cell in the body.  It helps with the formation of bones and teeth.

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