How to select for best flavor:
Buy bunches of celery that are well-formed and fresh-looking. Avoid bunches that have woody stalks, wilting or yellowish leaves or stalks that are limp and flexible.
Peak of the season:
Celery is available all year round, but the price fluctuates greatly. May is the best month to buy celery. September is the worst.
Celery is a good source of vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium. It is also a great source of dietary fiber. One stalk has only five calories, no fat, no cholesterol and only 35 mgs. of sodium.
Keep celery in the refrigerator and use it quickly for the best flavor. Don’t throw the leaves away. They add great flavor to soups and they are a very good garnish for meats and poultry. The ancient Chinese brewed tea from celery leaves as a cure for indigestion.