PeachDish – Ingredient Spotlight: Celery Root
December 03, 2015 by Mary Alice Shreve, RD, LD

Ingredient Spotlight: Celery Root

An ingredient so epic it was mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, celery root, or celeriac, is a vegetable used mostly in Northern European cuisines. Different from celery stalks but from the same family, celery root is round and covered in a thick skin that must be peeled before eating. Celery root's aroma is similar to that of celery but its flavor is more mild- reminiscent of parsley or jicama.

Celery root is an excellent source of folate, which is known to support the health of our cardiovascular, reproductive and nervous systems. It is also rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Celery root's best culinary use is in soups or paired with heavy meats. It can also be grated and eaten raw in salads. Celery root can oftentimes be used as a potato substitue in dishes.

We think you will love Chef Lupo's incorporation of this root vegetable in Roasted Salmon Filets with Celery Root & Pear this upcoming week- order by Sunday at midnight!

Celeriac, Folate, Vitamin C

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