I’m not much of a cook but I do know that celery is one of the staple foods that any kitchen should not do without. There is no part of celery which goes to waste – the leaves, stalks, the roots and the edible part of the stem can all be incorporated in your favorite salad, soup, stew and stir-fried vegetable recipes.
Raw celery is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2 and K. It also contains potassium, folate, dietary fibers, calcium and iron. If you think that citrus fruits are the only source of vitamin C, think again – munching on a stalk of raw celery will provide you with almost 15% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C that your body needs.
Those who have problems with their uric acid level can include celery in their daily diets because it provides benefits for the kidney by helping eliminate the body’s waste. Celery is also known to produce cholesterol-lowering benefits, it is a good diuretic and it helps prevent cell damage. All in all, celery is one ingredient that any cook worth his salt cannot do without.