Celery

Celery

Botanical name: Apium graveolens

Alternative Names
Apii fructus

Celery seems to have been domesticated as a vegetable in the 1600’s when selective breeding managed to reduce the natural bitterness of wild celery. It is an excellent source of fibre, beta carotene (the vegetable source of vitamin A), folate, and vitamins C and K. .
Celery seed oil contains a broad range of potentially bioactive substances including natural phthalides