Celery Facts (Spanish: Apio)

Nutrient-rich celery provides 37% of the daily requirement of Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels.

Celery (español: apio) has the scientific name Apium graveolens. is a vegetable in the plant family called Apiaceae. Celery stalks are the best-known part of this plant, but the green leaves and seeds are edible and beneficial too. Celery seeds are known to help lower inflammation and fight bacterial infections. Celery is high in antioxidants, beneficial enzymes, fiber, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and polyphenols. Celery supports liver, skin, eye and digestive health. Parts of this vegetable were administered in folk medicine as natural anti-hypertensive agents. Recent pharmacological studies have demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Celery acts as a natural detox tonic that may prevent sickness because of its hydrating qualities and high nutritional content.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup chopped raw celery (100 g)
calories 16.2
carbohydrates 3.5 g
calcium 4% DV
fat 0.2 g
fiber 1.6 g
folate 9% DV
magnesium 3% DV
manganese 5% DV
potassium 8% DV
protein 0.7 g
riboflavin 3% DV
vitamin A 9% DV
vitamin B6 4% DV
vitamin C 5% DV
vitamin K 37% DV
SOURCES: DR. AXE