Celery is a good source of the mineral potassium and ideal for slimmers, being low in calories. Celery is used for salads, soups and stews and by herbalists for its antiinflamatory properties and to lower blood pressure.
Traditionally, celery plants were 'earthed up' with soil to blanch the stems. Nowadays, modern varieties are self blanching, by growing in blocks. For the best stems surround them with a card collar.