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, Mawrth 28, 2023]Celery is a green vegetable that belongs to the Umbelliferae family. The stem of the celery is light green, hollow and knotty, and the leaves are pinnately compound and darker in colour. Celery has a refreshing taste, slightly bitter taste and smell, and is usually used to cook soup, salad, stir-fry, pickles, etc.
Celery types 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 part, darker leaves, and an overall larger plant.
Chinese celery is one of the traditional vegetables in China, which is 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 in color, 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. Celeriac leaves are relatively slender and the roots are not obvious, and are mainly used for cooking soup and salad; It is relatively large and has a strong taste. It is mainly used for cooking soups and pickles.
Different celery species differ 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.
⊙ Heat clearing and detoxification:Celery contains a variety of antioxidant substances, which can clear 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 promote gastrointestinal digestion and digestion.
⊙ Cancer prevention:Celery contains a variety of antioxidant substances, which can resist free radical damage to cells, thereby preventing cancer from occurring.
⊙ Improve sleep:Celery is rich in magnesium and calcium, which help to relax nerves and muscles, improving the quality of sleep.
⊙ Improve 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, can improve outcomes after strokes caused by blood clots, as well as 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