Organic Celery Hearts

Organic Celery Hearts

March 20, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Homer wrote of celery. In ancient Greece, celery was believed to be holy. Ancient Romans considered it an aphrodisiac, and ancient Egyptians were so enamored with celery that they used it to adorn the tombs of fallen Pharaohs. Seems to us, those ancients were on to something. Since ancient times, celery has been used as medicine, as an herb, and as a nourishing food. Today, celery is a staple in American kitchens due to its mild flavors and versatility. A member of what Italian cooks call the holy trinity and French cooks call mirepoix (celery, carrot, onion), it can be used to flavor soups and stews. Celery also provides a crunchy addition to stuffing and crudité platters, and makes a great snack, with or without fillings in the center. Celery is one of those ingredients that might slip your mind entirely… until you need it. And then you wonder, “why don’t I have any celery in the house?” 

We recommend Trader Joe’s Organic Celery Hearts as a refrigerator staple. As long as the stalks remain connected and the celery remains refrigerated, it can stay fresh for as long as three weeks. And that means you can plan ahead a bit and always be ready for those moments when the celery necessity strikes. It also means you can always have a snack ready to eat in the blink of an eye. Slice the stalks and serve them with a favorite dip; spread the ribs with hummus or cream cheese or chèvre; slather them with peanut butter and top with raisins for a quick kid favorite.  We’re selling packages of two Organic Celery Hearts for $2.29*, every day. You’ll find them in our refrigerated produce section.

*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Organic Celery is $2.29 in our West Coast, Texas and East Coast stores, and $2.49 in our Midwest and South East stores.

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