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  1. Chef Lucy’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables CELERY

  2. History of Celery • In the 9th century B.C., celery leaves were used by the Greeks as laurels to decorate their renowned athletes • Romans used it as a seasoning • In the Middle Ages, celery became used as food • It was introduced in the United States in the early 1800’s

  3. Celery - • From the same plant family as carrots, parsley, fennel and caraway • Most common is the pale green Pascal celery • Grows in bunches of long, ribbed stalks with leafy tops • Available year-round

  4. Serving Tips Add chopped celery to a tuna fish or chicken salad recipe Enjoy eating peanut butter on celery stalks Add sliced celery stalks to soups, stews, casseroles, and healthy stir fries Celery sticks with ranch dressing taste great!

  5. Nutritional Value of Celery • Vitamin A – Gives clear eyesight and healthy eyes • Vitamin C - Boosts our immune systems • Thiamine - Helps in the coordination of muscles • Riboflavin – Nourishes the growth of hair and nails

  6. Chef Lucy’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables CELERY