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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.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2015
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