Celery greens boost flavor and nutrition

The green tops of celery stalks are easy to use, add flavor to any dish, pack nutrition, and they’re inexpensive. Celery leaves contain five times more magnesium and calcium than the stalks. They’re also a rich source of vitamin C and phenolics, potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Celery Greens are Nutritious:

Low in Carbs High in Fiber

One portion of celery leaves provides only a small portion your daily carb requirements, but contains 3.9 grams of fiber.

Vitamin E

A 3.5-ounce serving of celery greens provides 2.7 milligrams of vitamin E.

Iodine

There are 10 micrograms of iodine in one 3.5 oz. serving of celery leaves.

Serving Ideas for Celery Greens:

  • Dehydrate them in the oven and mix equal parts dehydrated leaves with salt to make celery salt.
  • Combine with onions and other veggies to make a soup stock.
  • Add to stews and soups.
  • Chop fine and use as pizza topping.
  • Add finely chopped leaves to tuna or chicken salad, or salmon crab cakes.

Recipes:

Mushroom Carpaccio with Pecorino Toscano

Celery Leaf and Basil Pesto Recipe- Vegan

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