GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT CELERY & CELERIAC
A member of the essential, holy trinity in French cuisine (“mirepoix” for the chef in you), celery has countless uses, as well as health benefits. Not only is it a low-calorie and versatile food, but it also is a known anti-inflammatory with over a dozen types of antioxidant nutrients; it’s great for the digestive track and the cardiovascular system, to name a few of its benefits. Celeriac (a.k.a. Celery Root) is rich in phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, and manganese, essential oils, carotene, microelements and other nutrients. Added bonus: it’s a natural aphrodisiac!
Celery should be used quickly. You can store it in your fridge, in a plastic bag for 5-7 days, but it’s best not to chop it until right before use. Celeriac can keep for months in plastic in the crisper; store like you would carrots and turnips.