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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. When is celery in season?
  2. How to select and store celery
  3. Should you buy organic celery?

Crisp, juicy celery stalks find their way into a number of dishes, both raw and cooked. It is an important ingredient in many cuisines, as it forms part of the French mirepoix, the Cajun holy trinity, and the Spanish sofrito.

The best time to buy celery is in the summer and fall. When selecting celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in terms of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of celery. For example, you can see that 100g celery cover 28% of your daily need of Vitamin K and 9% of the recommended Folate intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.



  1. Celery is in season in summer and fall.
  2. Selecting and storing: choose celery with firm stalks and fresh leaves and store in the crisper
  3. If you are concerned about pesticide residues, you should buy organic celery when you can.
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