Binomial name: Apium graveolens L.

It has a taproot (main root that grows vertically downward) and a very developed secondary system.

Origin: the celery is a plant that it comes from the Mediterranean area.

Medicinal values: celery is important because of its benefits: appetizer, stomach, tonic-nervous, it helps to mineralize, depurative, blood regenerative, anti-rheumatic, it stimulates the pulmonary and hepatic secretion. As topical use, it is used to heal sores, ulcers, tonsillitis, etc.

Caloric value per 100 g: 16 kcal

Varieties: there are two types: green and golden varieties.

Curiosities: this vegetable was used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a simple aromatic plant. Hippocrates, a Greek doctor of the 5th century B.C. lauded it as a powerful diuretic. In the Middle Age it grew the interest for its health claims and it improved its productivity.