Eat celery more often to stay healthy and in good shape. Maybe you happened to see advertising muesli in which a young girl smiling and casually zagrizva stalk celery? This is not just a diet emphasizing message props and light stolen from the glory of the well-known pale green vegetable. You may ask and what actually lies behind the name of the popular plant? The answer is simple. Translated from English celery only mean one thing: celery.
In the medical annals of the 9th century, it is celebrated as medicine – long before the likes food. In the Middle Ages it becomes generally available throughout Europe vegetables and the Americans know crispy its charm until 1900 depending on the culinary culture different peoples grown priority specific variety celery. In Bulgaria is famous and headed leaf, and in Europe and the US – ribbed or celery!
The plant is part of the family Umbelliferae with parsnips, dill, fennel, parsley and lovage. Since it is a vegetable with high water content, celery needs a fertile rich soil moisture. This may explain why its origin can be traced from Sweden to Algeria, Egypt and India. In a large district in Punjab focusing exclusively on the production of seeds of celery for export to Europe, where they are used as a spice.
Pascal is an aromatic variety celery with thick and fleshy stems, reaching 50-60 cm., And grown most often in the United States. As for the culinary advantages, its taste stands out in combination with many other products. Selarito is a great addition to tuna or egg salad. Served finely sliced potatoes and mayonnaise dressing, or mixed to energy vegetable salad with carrots, peppers and onions, can charm you forever.
Crispy vegetable blends well with teriyaki, orange or cream sauce. It becomes incomparably delicious and any dish in which there stewed meat with celery and vegetable soup with finely chopped stalks him becomes irresistible and warm reminder of dishes grandmother, generously seasoned with chervil. However, when selarito boiled or blanched (dipped in boiling water), more than a third of its nutritional substances may be lost.
To preserve maximum, steam is the best method of preparation. Studies show that cooked in this way within 10 minutes, selarito retains from 83 to 99 percent of its antioxidant properties, which is known. You can store it in the refrigerator for five to seven days, but as a vegetable is prone to absorb odors of other foods, wrap with plastic wrap for fresh storage.
If you do not have guessed, to say the nutrient profile of selarito characterized by extremely low in calories – only 16 in one cup of chopped vegetables. This is one reason why it is so popular among people undergoing diet. Meanwhile selarito is made up of many roughage that propel food through the digestive tract quickly and therefore helps to reduce the risk of colon cancer. The interesting thing about this vegetable is how many different vitamins and minerals available.
Just one cup of chopped celery can be equipped with ten percent of our daily need of vitamin A and folic acid, eight percent of potassium, as well as 5% manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. Celery contains vitamin C, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin, and vitamin K. Celery is a rich source of flavonoids like zeaxanthin, lutein and beta-carotene, which several studies have shown that combat inflammation, protect cardiovascular diseases, improve the immune system, inhibit the growth of abnormal cancerous cells and are particularly useful in combination for eye health.
According to a study from 2010 at the University of Illinois memory loss and inflammation in the brain can be stopped by adding celery to your diet. Luteolin, which is a valuable nutrient in selarito was tested on mice two years. On the other hand they were seen and small mice aged three to six months, not consumed luteolin. The results showed that older animals met cognitive tasks experimenting with their memory, even better than done their younger counterparts.
Apigenin – bioflavonoid contained in celery and parsley also surprised scientists with good results in inhibiting the development of breast cancer cells. For centuries Ayurveda has used the stems and seeds of celery to treat colds and flu, indigestion, arthritis and problems of the liver and spleen. Today selarito is considered a great diuretic. It is rich in electrolytes and has a cooling effect on the body, which is associated with its ability to fight inflammation. It can also rely on targets for reducing oxidative stress on the heart and cleansing the digestive system