About Celery Leaves
Scientifically known as Apium graveolens; celery Leaves belongs to the Apiaceace family. Celery originated from the Mediterranean region where it was grown owing to its medicinal property. In Greece celery was considered to be a sign of victory as the winners of Nemean Games wore a crown made out of celery; Nemean games were similar to that of the Olympics games conducted today. Roman held a negative belief towards celery as it was believed to bring in bad fortune. The Egyptians made garlands out of celery that were used to adorn the tombs of pharaohs of those times. The highest cultivator of celery today is California that harvest about 23,500 acres annually followed by Florida, Texas and Michigan.
Nutrition Value Of Celery
- Celery is a very rich source of antioxidants.
- Contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin K
- 1.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams.
- One large stalk contains only 10 calories.
Celery Leaves Health Benefits
- Protecting you from Acidity.
- Good for people with bladder disorders, kidney problems, cystitis.
- Celery seeds also assist in preventing urinary tract infections in women.
- Reduces Asthma Symptoms.
- Relief from migraines.
- Relief from ophthalmological diseases.
- Used to calm the nerves.
White celery is white due to a lack of sunlight. It is mainly available during the winter season and many people think it is superior to the ordinary green variety.
Celery Good for Painful Joints
Celery is beneficial to gout Sufferers or anyone with Painful joints, injuries or rheumatic Conditions.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||1.12 g||4.5%|
|Dietary Fiber||2.10 g||5.5%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.246 mg||5%|
|Vitamin A||449 IU||15%|
|Vitamin C||3.1 mg||5%|
|Vitamin K||29.3 µg||24%|
It is a popular inclusion in diet of an every person who is watching their weight; a cup of diced celery that is (100g) contain only 16 calories, making it a low calorie. It is rich in anti oxidant components such as zea-xanthin, lutein, beta carotene, that boost the immune system of the body and helps in preventing the body against cancer. Apart from being rich in anti oxidants celery also houses vital nutrients such as vitamins and minerals ; vitamin A , Vitamin K, Vitamin C, potassium and folate are a few to mention. Vitamin A is a recommended nutrient to maintain a good vision and it also aids in preventing oral cancer; a bright glowing skin will result on consumption right amount of this vitamin. In order to maintain good bone health one needs to ensure that they intake vitamin K rich foods that prevents the bones from fractures; It forms a good source of vitamin K. A good amount of potassium is present in celery and it helps to keep the blood pressure under control. Phthalates an active component present in celery helps to boost blood circulation in the body. This is also known as crunchy water as it has diuretic properties that aids in digestion and it is also advised that people who are ailing from diarrhoea should avoid celery as it may aggravate their condition. Some foods are natures Viagra; celery is that food. Highly aphrodisiac in nature this food helps in sexual arousal thus giving a satisfactory experience. It is profound for its medicinal use; used for reliving headaches and constipations this super food also helps in breast milk secretion in new mothers. Rheumatism a gouty condition is also said to be treated by intake of celery.
How To Enjoy Celery
Celery Leaves is added to fresh salads to give it a nice flavour and crunch. It has high water content and helps in keep the salad fresh and hydrate the body simultaneously. They are added in soups, in sandwiches, added in tuna as a stuffing and sometimes even used to garnish dishes. Stalks of celery are cut into two halves and filled in with peanut butter making it a light snack. Seeds of celery are compressed to make oils. To sum it all celery is a vegetable that just cannot be avoided
Celery Leaves And Its Health Benefits
People prone to vegetable allergies should be cautious before consuming celery; as it may react and provoke allergic reactions.