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Celery Root: Natural Food

Celery root is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Celery root is an excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information:

Excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of calcium and iron.

What to Look For:

Choose a celery root heavy for its size with unbruised skin. Don't pick roots larger than a softball because they are overgrown and will be woody inside.

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Easy Storage and Preparation:

The root will keep for a week or more in a cool, dry place. Wash and peel when ready to use.

Best Uses:

It's delicious raw in coleslaw. Try it in stews, braised with your roasts or boiled and added to mashed potatoes for a new flavor.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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