Celery

Celery originated from the Mediterranean. It was originally used for medicinal purposes as the seeds contain oil. In ancient times it was used to treat colds, flu, digestion and water retention problems.

The Greeks believed it to be a holy plant in classical times. However, it was the Italians who domesticated celery as a vegetable in the 17th century. It was then cultivated as hybrid plants and exported all over Europe and North America.

Today, in our part of the world it is used mainly as a flavouring herb and as a garnish for  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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