Celery has a long sweet stalks with edible leaves often used in salads, soups and cooking. The ancient Greeks and Romans used celery as flavouring.

How to prepare

Just pull the stems away from the base and cut away the bottom parts. Trim the leaves if these are present and save them for your stews, soups or for making stocks.
The tougher outer stems are better for cooking, simply trim and chop, while the inner stems which are more tender are great for eating raw as snacks. 

Preparation time for celery

sautéed or stir fried: approx. 6 minutes;
microwave: 4 - 5 minutes;
steamed: 20 - 25 minutes

Tip: The leaves can be added to cooking for flavour or used to make delicious soups or vegetable stocks. 

Buyer's and storage guide

Celery can be kept in a cool and dark place for a couple of days and in the refrigerator for about a week.