celeriac
CELERY ROOT or CELERIAC

When to Buy/In Season:
Late fall through winter.

How to Select:
Celery root, or celeriac, is celery that has been bred to grow an enlarged root, about the size of a softball. It has a rough, pitted, brownish surface, studded with small roots. The leafs are generally bitter and may be removed or used for soups. Small roots are more tender; however, once peeled there may not be much left to eat. Look for roots the size of a softball or larger, firm and heavy for their size, which do not “give” to pressure. The top, where the stalks emerge, should be firm.

Organic Issues:
Celery root is only lightly treated with chemicals, typically for snails and slugs. Conventional celery root is generally considered an acceptable replacement for difficult to find organic.

Pesticide Issues: not reported

How to Store:
Fresh:
Store in the refrigerator.



Frozen:
To Freeze from fresh: see Celery

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1 Comment

  1. I’m looking for a way to store celery root in my basement.
    I’ve found a very good local organic source. I’ll freeze it if I have to, but I’m wondering which would taste best and retain most of its nutritional value.

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