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  Celery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Celery (Apium graveolens dulce) is a herbaceous biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the coasts of western and northern Europe, most commonly in ditches and saltmarshes.
Celery is a very popular vegetable used primarily in baked potato cuisine, using a variety known as Chinese celery or Oriental celery, with thinner stalks and a stronger flavor; it is rarely consumed raw, but is often added to soups and stir-fries.
Celery salt is used as an alternate to ordinary salt seasoning in various recipes and cocktails.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Celery   (1007 words)

  
 Celery
Celery, Apium graveolens L., is an annual or biennial member of the family Apiaceae native to Eurasia, occurring in wild habitats in saline soils near coastal regions.
Celery is a plant of many uses and little waste; the leaves and dried seeds make good seasoning; the outer ribs are best cooked and the inner ribs may be consumed raw because they are good for the heart.
Celery is propagated from seed in spring and harvested from midsummer to autumn.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_celery.htm   (1116 words)

  
 CELERY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The reported life zone of celery is 5 to 27 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.3 to 4.6 meters and a soil pH of 4.2 to 8.3 (4.1-31).
As a vegetable, celery is cultivated for the green and blanched leaf stalks (Apium graveolens L.
Celery seed is generally recognized as safe for human consumption as a spice, natural seasoning, and plant extract/essential oil (21 CFR sections 182.10,182.20 [1982]).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/CELERY.html   (464 words)

  
 Celery, Commercial Vegetable Production Guides, North Willamette Research and Extension Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Celery may be hand harvested or machine harvested, but that which is grown in Oregon is hand harvested.
Celery should not be stacked more than four crated high in storages without forced-air circulation; otherwise, there is danger of overheating due to heat of respiration.
Celery is rather perishable, and under unsuitable storage conditions it is especially subject to watery soft rot.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/NWREC/celery.html   (1793 words)

  
 Celery Factoids & Trivia
Celery is a member of the Umbelliferae family, a cousin of carrots, parsley, anise, parsnips, fennel, caraway and celeriaic.
Celery is packed by size; the number on a carton refers to the number of uniform plants in the carton by count or in dozens.
Celery is from the same plant family as carrots, parsley, fennel and caraway.
www.michigancelery.com /celeryinfo.htm   (583 words)

  
 Production in Arizona
Celery is grown in Maricopa, Pinal and Yuma Counties.
In Arizona, celery is grown on soils that range from a dry loam to a sandy loam with a pH of 7.5-8.0.
Celery heads that are contaminated by larvae or larvae frass or damaged by larvae feeding are unmarketable.
pestdata.ncsu.edu /cropprofiles/docs/azcelery.html   (12801 words)

  
 Celery Seed
Celery Seed is the dried fruit of Apium graviolens, a biennial in the parsley family.
Celery Seed and table celery are grown from a domesticated variety of a wild plant known as "smallage." Smallage was grown by Greeks and Romans for medicinal qualities.
Celery Seed is useful for adding a celery flavor to foods when the "crunch" of celery is not desired.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Celery_Seed.html   (218 words)

  
 Profile - Celery
Celery grows year-round in mild areas where the soil is organically rich.
Celery seeds are used in cooking to flavor salads, coleslaw and soups.
Celery was strongly endorsed in the Cayce readings for its nutritional value and specific use as a nerve building food or medicine.
www.meridianinstitute.com /echerb/Files/1celery.html   (815 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Celery -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Celery (Apium graveolens L.), a biennial plant belonging to the order Umbelliferae (Apiales), which, in its native condition, is known in England as smallage.
As a salad plant, celery, especially if at all "stringy", is difficult to digest but possesses valuable diuretic properties.
Celeriac is a variety of celery cultivated more on account its roots than for the stalks, although both are edible and are used for salads and in soups.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/ce/Celery   (280 words)

  
 Celery
Celeriac, or celery root, is similar to common celery in appearance; however, it is the knobby stem of celeriac that is edible, rather than the stalk.
Celery can also be frozen in plastic bags and used in dishes that call for cooked celery.
Slice celery on the diagonal into salads, or braise it in olive oil and serve with salt and pepper.
www.maxlabs.com /hn/Food_Guide/Celery.htm   (323 words)

  
 Celery Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Celery includes several varieties of Apium graveolens and A. rapaceum as a cultivate vegetable, or cultivated or wild herb.
U.S. celery is sold in the fresh market, but a portion is processed for use in prepared foods such as soups, juices, and convenience dinners.
In the medicinal-herbal market, celery oil or "oil extract," as well as ground seed or root, are touted as herbal and dietary supplements that "promote and regulate" healthy blood pressure, joint "health" (anti-arthritic, anti-rheumitic properties) and uric acid levels (improve kidney function).
www.agmrc.org /agmrc/commodity/vegetables/celery/celeryprofile.htm   (1191 words)

  
 Celery Seed Extract
Celery seeds are mainly used in connection with rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
Celery seed is most often taken to aid in the maintenance of healthy joints.
Celery seed can also ease joint discomfort that occurs due to inflammation and is, in fact, used for the relief of symptoms of conditions such as arthritis.
www.nutrasanus.com /celery-seed.html   (435 words)

  
 The Gardener's Network - Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Celery
Celery is a vegetable that is popular with the health conscious.
Celery is not commonly found in the home garden, despite the fact that is is a very common item in the grocery store.
Celery is susceptible to both spring and fall frost.
www.gardenersnet.com /vegetable/celery.htm   (650 words)

  
 celery blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Celery is so named because of this: In merging Flip and Flip Lite and trying to invent a more unique product, I realized it was best to scrap it and start fresh.
Celery Blog, in a similar vein, is a collection of pretty simple and individually unimpressive scripts that when daisy-chained together just right, create a powerful yet ultra-lightweight blog tool that requires virtually no work to configure.
Public celery releases will almost never have a customization flag unless two parallel versions are released - for example, one version may contain extra files or a plugin and be noted as such.
celeryblog.org   (834 words)

  
 Out of the Frying Pan! Herb & Spice Encyclopedia: Celery Seed
Typically the seeds of lovage, a wild type of celery, celery seed has a strong, somewhat bitter flavor and carries the familiar celery aroma.
Celery seed is featured in many savory baked goods, including breads and cheese biscuits.
The common celery salt and celery pepper are made by grinding celery seeds with either salt or pepper.
www.outofthefryingpan.com /spices/celery.seed.shtml   (134 words)

  
 UC IPM: Information about Integrated Weed Management in Celery
Although transplanted celery is planted to a high density (37,000 to 44,000 plants per acre), the early stages of growth do not provide much shading of weeds.
Celery is grown in rotation with either cool or warm season vegetable crops.
After celery plants are established, the irrigation interval is extended and the field becomes accessible for weeding and cultivation practices.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/r104700111.html   (1364 words)

  
 The World's Healthiest Foods: Feeling Great
Celery grows to a height of 12 to 16 inches and is composed of leaf-topped stalks arranged in a conical shape that are joined at a common base.
The celery that we know today was derived from wild celery, which while thought to have its origins in the Mediterranean regions of northern Africa and southern Europe, is also native to areas extending east to the Himalayas.
In addition, evaluate the celery to ensure that it does not have a seedstem--the presence of a round stem in the place of the smaller tender stalks that should reside in the center of the celery.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=14   (1890 words)

  
 Celery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Celery does best in cool weather when nighttime temperatures are around 50 degrees F. and average daytime temperatures stay between 60 degrees to 70 degrees F. Since celery requires these conditions for as long as 5 to 6 months, the optimum planting time is mid to late summer with harvesting in early winter.
For maximum quality celery must be grown under suitable environmental conditions and a constant level of available moisture.
Blanched celery is less popular and the self-blanching varieties are difficult to locate.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/celery.html   (317 words)

  
 Chapter 6: Common Vegetables for Seed and Fruit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1970, celery was grown on 31,980 acres, about half of which was in California with Florida second in production.
The celery plant is a many-branched glabrous biennial.
Celery in bloom is strong smelling but yields abundant nectar and is highly attractive to bees (Root 1919).
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap6/celery.html   (446 words)

  
 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Celery
Celery is basically available in three different varieties which include the celery root, the stalk (rib)celery or cutting celery.
Celery stalks are grown from the clery plant that produces long, slender green stalks that emerge from the smaller root or tuber than forms as the vegetable known as celery root.
Although the larger celery stalks are also commonly added to soups or stews, cutting celery has a very thin and very narrow stalk that develops and strong celery flavor that enhances the flavor of foods to which it is added.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33133&catitemid=   (377 words)

  
 Commercial Celery Production In Eastern NC
Harvesting – Celery should be harvested when the petioles (stalks) from the soil line to the first node are at least 6 inches long.
A block of celery with a single maturity date should be no larger than can be harvested at one time so the celery can be harvested at peak quality.
Celery should be shipped butts upward to prevent water accumulation and butt discoloration.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/hort/hil/hil-27.html   (1569 words)

  
 Kitchen Dictionary: Celery
Golden celery is grown under a layer of soil to prevent it from developing and turning green.
Celery hearts are the inner ribs of the celery.
He grabbed a stalk of celery from the relish tray to stir his Bloody Mary and history was made.
www.recipezaar.com /library/getentry.zsp?id=216   (305 words)

  
 Celery
California Celery Research Advisory Board - The California Celery Research Advisory Board is a non-profit, industry-directed organization, operating under the auspices of the California Marketing Act, which funds and directs public sector celery research.
Celery Advisory and Marketing Board (pdf), State of California Department of Food and Agricultural Marketing - Provisions for establishing and outlining the guidelines for the celery advisory and marketing board in California.
Celery: An Economic Assessment of the Feasibility of Providing Multiple-Peril Crop Insurance(pdf), Prepared by the Economic Research Service, USDA in cooperation with the University of California for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation A comprehensive production, processing and marketing study based on data from 1987 to 1993.
www.agmrc.org /agmrc/commodity/vegetables/celery   (1209 words)

  
 Celery. DermNet NZ
Celery is thought to have some anti-inflammatory activity and some varieties appear to have beneficial effects on schistosomiasis, a tropical parasitic infestation with a blood fluke.
Celery oil and celery root are also known causes of acute food-induced anaphylaxis.
[An epidemic of dermatitis caused by blanched celery].
www.dermnetnz.org /dermatitis/plants/celery.html   (541 words)

  
 Celery First Used as a Medicine
Celery (Apium graveolens) is believed to be the same plant as selinon, mentioned in Homer's Odyssey about 850 B.C. Our word "celery" comes from the French celeri, which is derived from the ancient Greek word.
When its culture in gardens was begun in the 16th century in Italy and northern Europe, it was still a primitive plant, like smallage, and was used for medicinal purposes only.
The plant is native to the same area as celery.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/publications/vegetabletravelers/celery.html   (766 words)

  
 Celery Seed
Indian specialists in the 17th century developed the familiar stalk celery we eat today from this wild plant.
Celery is often used as a diuretic to alleviate water retention.
Celery is a sedative, yet it has a stimulating effect on the kidneys and will produce an increase flow of urine.
www.wellfx.com /Shop/Static/celery-seed.htm   (322 words)

  
 Monthly Market Basket: Celery Root
Perhaps this is due to its honored place in the French specialty, celery remoulade, or because it makes such luxurious pairings with dried cepes or with tender artichoke hearts.
In the form of a distinctive salad or soup, celery root is often served apart from the meal, either first or as a separate course.
Celery Root has a pungent celery-like flavor and is, in fact, a special variety of celery, developed by gardeners during the Renaissance.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/ferray_fiszer/celery_root.htm   (468 words)

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