celeryFun food facts

  • Where’s the celery, Ellery? In the Dark Ages, wizards believed celery seeds could make them fly. Celery leaves were part of the garlands found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Beat the heat with celery. Because celery is mostly made up of water, it’s a great snack (like watermelon) when you’re thirsty. Drink up!

Brain teaser

Silly celery stat: What percentage of celery is water?

  1. 50%
  2. 80%
  3. 95%

Answer: c

Eat it up!

Sensational celery snacks

  • fill the groove of an Ontario celery stick with peanut butter or hummus – dot with raisins or shredded Ontario carrot
  • chop Ontario celery and add it to an egg salad or a tuna salad sandwich
  • skewer Ontario celery, Ontario tomato and Ontario cheese for a tasty tidbit