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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Celery
  1. It’s a myth that you burn more calories eating a celery stalk than the celery contains. 
  2. Celery was introduced to the Bloody Mary by chance when a bar guest thought to use a sturdy stalk as a stirrer.
  3. Expecting a hangover? Live like the Romans and wear a wreath of celery to ward off the side effects.
  4. It’s been reported that some celery varieties have grown to over 3 feet tall!
  5. All parts of celery are edible—even the leaves.
  6. Gnaw on some celery after a meal to help clean your teeth.
  7. The Greeks used to present their winning athletes with “celery bouquets” as a reward.
  8. Celery has only been used as food since the 1600s. Before that, it was used for medicinal purposes.
  9. The darker the celery stalk, the stronger its flavor.
  10. Some sources say that celery was first used as food by the Italians as a dessert of roasted celery, honey, and pepper.

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