- Low in calories and a source of fiber
- A Good source of potassium
- In significant amounts may reduce inflammation and protect against cancer.
Dieters tend to eat lots of celery because it is so low in calories, however, it is a misconception tht chewin the stalks consumes more calories than the vegetable provides. Two stalks of celery contain less than 10 calories (celery is about 95 percent water by weight) yet their fiber content makes them very filling, Celery is a good source of potassium; it also contributes small amounts of vitamin C and some folate,. Although it is mot very high in nutrients, it adds a unique flavor to a variety of foods-from soups to salads and poultry stuffing.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES : Herbalists have advocated fresh celery and celery seed tea to treat gout and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, as well as high blood pressure and edema. Studies indicate that phthalides in celery may reduce the body's levels of certain hormones that constrict blood vessels and raise blood pressure..