The retro vegetable of stuffed celery stick fame is about to make a comeback. And why not? The nutritional contributions of celery -- vitamins K and C, folate, potassium and fiber -- are nothing to underestimate. Celery also contains bioactive compounds like phthalides, which help lower cholesterol, and coumarins that protect against cancer. Best of all, celery is an "easy vegetable" that can be added quickly to a number of dishes, including soups, casseroles, meatloaf, and side dishes.
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