The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and celery fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

For today’s Did You Know we will look at celery fun facts.

Celery Fun Facts: CeleryNandu (Apium graveolens) is a cultivated plant, variety in the family Apiaceae, commonly used as a vegetable. Depending on location and cultivar, either its stalks or its hypocotyl are eaten and used in cooking.

  • Cultivation of celery is believed to have started 3000 years ago in the Mediterranean region.
  • Celery was first used as a food during the 16th century in Italy.
  • The first recorded mention of celery in France was in 1623.
  • Celery was first mentioned in English in 1664 by the diarist John Evelyn, who spelt it sellery.
  • April is National Fresh Celery Month.
  • Celery can reach the height of 3.3 feet.
  • Celery was initially used as medicine in treatment of toothache, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, arthritis, rheumatism and to purify the blood.
  • Ancient Romans used celery as aphrodisiac.
  • Celery was used as ancient “bouquet of flowers”, to reward winners of athletic games in the Ancient Greece.
  • Celery was first introduced to America in 1856 when a Scotsman named George Taylor brought celery to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • The town of Celeryville, Ohio, was founded by early 19th century celery farmers.
  • There is a celery museum in Portage, Michigan, called the Celery Flats Interpretive Center.

Celery Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any celery fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about celery.

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