Celery be eaten raw or cooked.
In the store, look for organic celery with straight, green stalks and rigid ribs that snap crisply when bent. Leaves should be fresh and bright.
For maximum freshness, refrigerate celery in a plastic bag in the crisper where it can keep for up to two weeks. Keep celery away from the coldest areas of the refrigerator as celery freezes easily. To maintain freshness, sprinkle the celery stalks with water.
Prior to consumption, rinse celery thoroughly to remove any dust or dirt. To keep raw celery fresh for serving, cut the celery ahead of time and place the cut pieces in ice water for up to one hour.
Celery is a low calorie vegetable that contains vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, fiber, folic acid, calcium and potassium.