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Nutritional values, uses, selection method, varieties, demerits & places of cultivation of celery
Posted Date: 21-Mar-2011
This article is related to celery which is grown for different purposes in the world.
An introduction to celery
Celery is an important aromatic plant whose botanical name is Apium graveolens. Celery belongs to Kingdom: Plantae, Family: Apiaceae & Genus: Apium. In Malayalam language, celery is known as ayamodakam & in Hindi language it is known as shalari. This is a habitat of countries like Asia, India, Sweden etc. It is important to note that celery is cultivated in places like Punjab & Uttar Pradesh situated in India. Also note that India is one of the major exporters of celery in the world. This is mainly grown for different purposes.
It is important to note that this plant may be annual or biennial. Do you know the meaning of annual plants or biennial plants? Annual plants are plants which flowers & seeds usually in a season or year. But in the case of biennial plants those plants complete their lifecycle within two years. Actually for quick growing, celery plant requires plenty of fertilizer. Do you know anything about fertilizer? Remember that nutrients which are supplied to the plants for their healthy growth are known as fertilizer. Another important point is that cool weather is best for celery. Soils with good organic matter are suitable for the growth of celery.
Varieties of celery
It is interesting to note that different varieties of celery are available in the market. Do you know which are they? If not, check the below points. Remember that celery varieties are
1.Rosso di Torino
It is important to note that Utah 52-70 is a variety of celery which has a long stalk which is crispy. Giant gilded is a golden yellow celery variety. The interesting point is that Rosso di Torino is red & summer pascal is green in color. Also note that summer pascal celery has a crispy flavor.
Nutritional values, uses & selection methods of celery
It is interesting to note that celery is rich in vitamin C, protein, dietary fiber, water, fat, carbohydrates, sugar & energy. Among the above mentioned nutrients, vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which is also known as ascorbic acid. I have already mentioned that celery has many purposes. The dried fruit of celery is mainly used as a spice. Do you know the meaning of the word spices? Remember that the term spices means flavoring substances. Other parts like leaves are mainly used in salads. It is important to note that you have to select fresh celery leaves which have a crispy green stalk. Avoid buying damaged celery leaves. They can be also used in different varieties of soups.
Demerit of celery
Like many other fruits & vegetables, celery is an important plant which causes some allergic reactions among people. Remember that the roots, stalks as well as seeds of this plant are all causing allergy among people. Some people are more allergic towards celery. So remember that people who are allergic to celery must avoid buying & using this.
Recipe of nutritious celery soup
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