The celery (Apium graveolens), belongs to the Umbelliferae family, is rich in minerals, and is useful in case of arterial hypertension, rheumatism and hiatal hernia. Let's find out better.
> 1. Description of celery
> 2. Properties and benefits of celery
> 3. Calories and nutritional values of celery
> 4. Ally of
> 5. Curiosities about celery
> 6. A recipe up your sleeve
There are number species of celery; the white ribbed one is generally used raw, in salads, while the green ribbed celery is mainly suitable for broth, sauces and boiled meats.
It is a vegetable, but it is also a aromatic herb; in fact, it gives flavor to many culinary preparations.
Properties and benefits of celery
Contains potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K and, to a lesser extent, some B vitamins and vitamin E. Celery is composed of about 90% water; for this reason it is diuretic e depurative. It Contains lutein, a protective antioxidant against the brain.
Il celery it is also a valid ally against hiatal hernia. Regular consumption of celery is beneficial in those suffering from hypertension, as it can help reduce their values. Celery juice, always if taken regularly, can be a help against rheumatism.
Ha very few calories and can therefore offer an excellent expedient to give flavor to sauces and gravies without increasing their calorific value at all. A precious essential oil with strong antioxidant properties is obtained from celery.
Calories and nutritional values of celery
100 g of celery contain 20 kcal / 84 kj.
Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:
- Water 88,3 g
- G carbohydrates 2,4
- Sugars 2,2 g
- 2,3 g protein
- 0,2 g fat
- Cholesterol 0 g
- Fiber 1,6 g
- Sodium 140 mg
- Potassium 280 mg
- Iron 0,5 mg
- Calcium 31 mg
- Phosphorus 45 mg
- Magnesium 16 mg
- Zinc 1,24 mg
- Copper 0,11 mg
- Selenium 3 µg
- Vitamin B1 0,06 mg
- Vitamin B2 0,19 mg
- Vitamin B3 0,2 mg
- Vitamin A 207 µg
- Vitamin C 32 mg
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Curiosities about celery
- In ancient times, the celery it was related to the cult of the dead. In ancient Greece it was used as a symbol of mourning, while in ancient Rome it was an ornament for tombs. It was also found in the funerary objects of Egyptian mummies.
- Every year, on 8 September, in Veneto, a cheerful festival is held, the celery festival of Rubbio, in which it is possible to admire the white celery of Rubbio, and to taste various dishes based on this vegetable.
A recipe with celery
To fully benefit from all the minerals present in celery, it is best to consume it very fresh and raw. It goes well with many salads and therefore it will not be difficult to find your favorite version. We suggest a remineralized salad with celery and walnuts.
- 2 sticks of celery,
- 2 new carrots,
- 300 grams nights shelled,
- a rennet apple,
- its sale,
- extra virgin olive oil,
Method: cut into small pieces the celery stalks and the apple, the carrots a la julienne, cut some walnut kernels and leave them whole. Mix everything, season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
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