How to store celery


  • naomi.kohlmeier
    naomi.kohlmeier Posts: 380 ✭✭✭

    I love celery! The crisper the better! I use my limp celery in cooking.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2021

    I also use my limp celery in cooking and sometimes an ice bath will bring back limp celery.

    I also like it really crisp @naomi.kohlmeier

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do like the Tupperware Fridge Smart containers for my cut veggies. They have a moisture control feature for different things.

    I have a tall one for celery and a rectangle one for other veggies. And I make soup when the veggies are not crisp any longer.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,481 admin

    @Denise Grant I think my new veggie swags would solve this problem.

  • frogvalley
    frogvalley Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭

    Great product @jodienancarrow ! Bit out of my price range though. Let us know if it works for you.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,349 admin

    @Denise Grant it is a very useful discussion. I have read the article. My doubt, however, concerns the use of aluminium foil. Since I have read that aluminium is found in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, I have got rid of all aluminium in any form which can directly land in my body.

    Do you think one could use beeswax wraps instead? They are air tight, they are good for preserving food and keeping it fresh. I might try it our.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a very helpful discussion thanks, @Denise Grant.

    I can't stand limp celery and also end up using it for cooking if it gets to that point.

    Something to ponder with the aluminum @jolanta.wittib.

  • karenjanicki
    karenjanicki Posts: 947 ✭✭✭✭

    I have wrapped it in wet paper towels and stored it in zip lock bags in the crispir and that has worked well.

  • tilathehunn
    tilathehunn Posts: 168 ✭✭✭

    Dr Oz recommends celery for something i could not remember exactly so i looked it up and all i could find was article after article promoting celery juice. I like to chew my food and the benefits of fiber so i dug deeper. Celery is medicinal! Cancer prevention, blood pressure lowering, high in anti oxidants, fiber to name a few. Ty for starting this topic

  • frogvalley
    frogvalley Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, celery is great, however watch for issues (as you would for anything) if you have any medical issues. I'll leave you to do the research on it.

    One nice thing is that it will regrow if you re-plant the bottom and quickly too.

    Can anybody make a recommendation as to the juicy type of celery? I've noticed in the stores that there is one with pronounced rounded stalks as if were more hydrated and then there are ones that have the stringy ridges and are less plump. I like the plump ones but don't know what they are called.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @frogvalley I am not sure if there is a variety that is juicier opr if its how celery is grown. I just read an article on celery. It needs a lot of water. If its not getting enough it looks dehydrated and you need to water it more. I guess its a water loving veggie.

    I tired looking for different clelry types and could not find that much of a difference. I'll go ask my favorite garden center. That guy know almost everything.

  • Sharie
    Sharie Posts: 276 ✭✭✭

    I always cut the bottom of the celery and either stick it in water like flowers if there's room in the fridge or I just wet it with good water and put it in a sealed bag (Stasher bags are expensive but wonderful). It lasts for many weeks that way.

  • frogvalley
    frogvalley Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭

    @Denise Grant I find the two different types in grocery stores. Once I figured out there was a difference, I only buy the plump ones. They are definitely two different species, but I don't know any commercial growers to whom I can ask.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @frogvalley I'll ask Mike.

    I tried looking up varieties in seed catologs but had not luck - but I just thought of different wording and one more person to ask, lol

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭

    I cut off the bottom of the stalk and then store my celery in a flower vase. Keeps it crisp longer and brightens up the kitchen counter.

  • frogvalley
    frogvalley Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭

    Sound good @Denise Grant . Whose Mike?

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @frogvalley Mike is a man who owns an amazing greenhouse and nursery business. Tye have plants ans seeds that most people don't. He puts on a plant weekend with cool classes and he does not use chemicals and has stopped selling them to others. Very interesting person