Health Benefits Of Celeriac

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Celeriac, also known as the ugly duckling among the vegetables is a form of celery that originated in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Though, popularly used in Europeans kitchen, this root vegetable is one of the most disregarded in North America.


Celeriac vegetable might not be appealing to eyes, but it is actually good for the body as many health benefits are associated with this root vegetable.


This root vegetable has a very low calorific value when compared to other root veggies like carrots or potatoes. Celeriac is actually an amazing substitute of potatoes and can make a good meal for people suffering with diabetes.


Though less in calories, this ugly duckling among vegetables is rich source of potassium, iron and Vitamin C.


Loaded with many nutrients, celeriac has several other health benefits also. The vegetable is ideal for  getting relief from bowel problems as it supplies ample fiber to the body. Mainly composed of cellulose and hemicellulose, the tuber also aids in the nutrient absorption also.


If you are among the ones who want to lose weight, then include celeriac in your regular meals. Low in cholesterol and saturated fats, celeriac helps in cutting down the food cravings, which helps in weighing lighter. Comprising of many other minerals such as Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese and Vitamin B6, celeriac can be relished in various recipes.


To seek the health benefits of celeriac it can be consumed by baking in gratin or by eating raw in salads. It also can be added to soups and stews to add flavors or can be finely chopped to be used as an ingredient in omelet stuffing, or some vegetable dishes.


Celeriac tastes delicious when eaten, and it is very convenient to store this root vegetable.


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