Celery – Ingl., Echter Sellerie – Ted., Céleri– Fr, Anìs estrellado – Sp., Сельдерей - Russ.
Celery is a biennial plant which belongs to Umbelliferae family like cumin, native to Asia and the Mediterranean region, cultivated as a vegetable. In India, on the contrary, celery is grown almost exclusively for the production of seeds, traditionally used as a spice. Celery seeds are brownish- brown.
Celery seed, whole or ground, origin India.
Celery seeds are rich in protein, unsaturated fats, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C, beta-carotene, and other compounds.
Celery seeds have a bitter taste, suitable for egg- based recipes, salads, stock- cubes, sauces and other seasoning, especially for red meat.
Celery seeds are a good natural remedy for their diuretic effect, like another aromatic plant, marjoram.
The celery seed tea can be used to treat cystitis. It is a digestive aid like cardamom pods.
Celery seeds must be stored in a cool, ventilated, poorly lit and dry place.