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Celery stalks grow in tight, straight bunches. Celery has a high water content, which gives it a fresh, crisp taste.
- Choose medium-sized celery stalks that are firm and free from soft spots or damage.
- 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.
- 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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