Recorded use of celery can be traced to ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and other cultures.
With uses ranging from culinary to the medicinal and with users from almost every area of the planet this plant is a must have for the organic gardener.
When making tuna salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, tossed salad or almost any salad of any type they would not be complete without this versatile vegetable.
Making stuffing for almost any kind of meat from turkey, chicken, and duck to plank steak, pork chops or lamb the flavor enhancing and texture brought by this wondrous plant are unsurpassed.
What child has not enjoyed the stalks slathered with peanut butter and I love it with flavored cream cheese?
Celery's Close Relatives Include Carrots
, Parsley, Fennel, and Dill.
The Tasty Stocks, Leaves, and Seeds
Besides these recipes with a little imagination you can use the stalks in almost any recipe that call for a vegetable mix. The leaves can flavor soups and salads or any potato dish.
The roots are a little harder to prepare but the effort is well rewarded.
Being one of the three vegetables known as the holy trinity of Cajun and Creole cooking along with onions and bell peppers.
It is also when combined with onions and carrots the French Mirepoix often used as a base for soups and sauces.
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You need its spice for that distinct taste of a Bloody Mary.
Old Bay Seasoning relies on it for one of its unique subtleties and what seafood would complete without Old Bay.
If you like Chicago Style hot dogs you need this special salt. In salads on barbequed steaks or burgers you won't believe how good it is until you've tried it.
The salt is made from the volatile oils pressed from the seed or from an extract from the roots with salt. The seed oil being the most used to make the salt with some organic types being made using sea salt.
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An extract derived from the seeds is a homeopathic diuretic and is also believed to clear toxins from the system.
The extract is especially good for treating gout where uric acid crystals collect in the joints.
It can also be used as a mild stimulant to aid digestion.
Combine the extract with Almond oil for use in massaging arthritic joints or joints experiencing a bout with gout.
The root can be taken for urinary stones and gravel and has been known to give relief. Also used as a kidney and liver stimulant and cleanser. Known to aid with anxiety and hypertension.
An ancient marsh plant sure has been a faithful friend to mankind all over the globe.