Spotlight: Celeriac

Aliases: Celery root, knob celery, turnip-rooted celery.

Cousins: Anise, carrots, parsley, and parsnips.

How to choose: Select a firm celeriac that feels heavy for its size. Avoid soft spots, rootlets, and hollow centers. Older celeriac will have a less potent celery flavor than fresher ones.

How to store: Refrigerate whole celeriac in a plastic bag for up to a week. Keep away from ethylene-producers such as apples or pears. Long term storage requires cool & humid conditions.

Supposedly good for: Vitamins K, C, B6, Fiber, Phosphorous, Fiber, Manganese, Potassium.

Trivia: Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians considered celeriac to have medicinal properties. Celeriac is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as selinon.

Recipes:

 

SourcesNPREpicurious, Global Cold Chain Alliance, Fruits & Veggies More Matters.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s