Celery

celery

Over time, many different types of plants across the world have been referred to by the common name “wild celery.” Most of these plants—although not all of them—belong to the same family (Apiaceae/Umbellerifereae) as the Pascal celery found in U.S. markets. You’ll find Australian celery, Vietnamese celery, Indian celery, Maori celery, and water celery all being referred to as “wild celery” in various cultures.

The direct ancestors of Pascal celery were cultivated in parts of Europe and the Mediterranean as early as 1000 BC, and we have evidence of celery being used as a medicinal plant in ancient Egypt. There’s also evidence that ancient Greek athletes were awarded celery leaves to commemorate their winning.

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