7 things you should know about celery.
1 IT takes more calories to digest a piece of celery than the celery has to begin with.
2 CELERY is very low in calories and contains only 16 per 100g.
3 CELERY is a very good source of minerals like potassium and magnesium.
4 CELERY was used to treat ailments from toothache to insomnia in the Middle Ages.
5 ENGLISH gardener and diarist John Evelyn mentioned it in his diary in 1664 spelling it sellery.
6 CELERY is also mentioned in Homer's Illiad and ancient Greek physician Hippocrates used it as a nerve soother.
7 THE vegetable was strangely considered to be an aphrodisiac in ancient Rome.