Celery is rich in nutrition, not only rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, but also a variety of ingredients that are beneficial to health, and has the following health effects. (Shutterstock)
[The Epoch Times, March 28, 2023]Celery is a green vegetable belonging to the Umbelliferae family. The stem of celery is light green, hollow and knobby, and the leaves are pinnately compound and darker in color. Celery has a refreshing taste, slightly bitter taste and aroma, and is usually used to cook soups, salads, stir-fries, pickles, etc.
Types of celery can generally be divided into two main groups: parsley and Chinese celery.
Parsley, also known as parsley, is mainly cultivated in Europe and North America. Parsley has a thick, juicy stem portion, darker leaves, and a larger plant overall.
Chinese celery is one of the traditional vegetables in China, mainly cultivated in East Asia, such as China, Japan, Korea and so on. The stem part of Chinese celery is relatively slender, the leaves are relatively light-colored, and the plants are small.
In addition to these two main types of celery, there are other minor types such as celery, celeriac, celery, and others. The leaves of celeriac are relatively slender and the roots are not obvious, and are mainly used for cooking soups and salads; the stems and roots of celeriac are relatively thick, and the leaves are relatively small, which are mainly used for cooking soups and stir-fries; the leaves of celeriac It is relatively large and has a strong taste. It is mainly used for cooking soup and pickling.
Different celery species are different in appearance, taste and nutritional content, so you can choose according to different needs when cooking and eating.
Celery is rich in nutrition, not only rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, but also a variety of ingredients that are beneficial to health, and has the following health effects:
⊙ Lower blood pressure:Celery is rich in potassium and sodium, which can regulate the electrolyte balance in the body and help lower blood pressure.
⊙ Clearing heat and detoxifying:Celery contains a variety of antioxidant substances, which can clear away heat and detoxify, and help relieve symptoms such as fever and sore throat.
⊙ Promote digestion:Celery is rich in dietary fiber and natural enzymes, which help to promote gastrointestinal digestion and defecation.
⊙ Prevention of cancer:Celery contains a variety of antioxidant substances, which can resist the damage of free radicals to cells, thereby preventing the occurrence of cancer.
⊙ Improve sleep:Celery is rich in magnesium and calcium, which help to soothe nerves and muscles, thus improving sleep quality.
⊙Enhance immunity:Celery is rich in vitamin C and zinc, which can help strengthen immunity and prevent colds and other diseases.
A new drug, butylphthalide, derived from celery seeds, may improve outcomes after strokes caused by blood clots, in addition to timely treatment of blood clots, according to a new study. But the drug is not yet FDA-approved for use.
In general, celery is a very healthy vegetable. It not only tastes refreshing and delicious, but also has a variety of health effects, which is very suitable as part of the daily meal.
Responsible editor: Huang Yuting