Celery is often combined with other aromatics to give a subtle background flavor to dishes such as soups, stews, and braises. Because of its high water and fiber content, celery is an ideal low-calorie snack.
In Season: Celery is available year-round.
What to Look For: Choose crisp, tight bunches that are free of dark spots. Or, if you prefer, buy bags of celery hearts that contain only the tender inner stalks.
How to Store: Bunches of celery can be kept in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Rinse before using.