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Celery

Celery
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Availability

All year round.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. For longevity you can store with the base in a little water, changing the water daily. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Celery, as we know it today, is very much an Italian vegetable and was used in the Middle Ages. White celery, which farmers grew away from the sunlight, was the most common variety and in Europe it's still popular.

 

Facts

  • Celery belongs to the parsley family
  • Green-stemmed celery which was developed in the United States in the 1940s and was successfully introduced into New Zealand in the 1960s

 

Growing Facts

  • Plant celery from September to December
  • Protect growing celery from snails
  • Celery requires regular watering to grow

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 69.6g - 1 stalk/stem, raw

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 35/8 50/12
Protein (g) 0.4 0.5
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0.2
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 0.9 1.3
- sugars (g) 0.9 1.3
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.0 1.4
Sodium (mg) 21 30
Potassium (mg) 237 340
Calcium (mg) 26.4 38
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.04 0.06
Vitamin C (mg) 0.5 0.7
Iron (mg) 0.07 0.1

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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