Celeriac: Give This Healthy Root Vegetable a Try

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You’ve probably enjoyed carrots, beets, onions, and potatoes, at some point in time. They’re common root vegetables that grow underground, and taste great in soups, salads, and sides.

But have you ever heard of celeriac?

It’s a root vegetable from the same family as celery, but it’s a lot different than celery. Unlike celery, the edible portion of celeriac grows underground. It looks a lot like a potato or turnip. It can be eaten raw or cooked, and tastes similar to celery or parsley.

Nutrients in Celeriac

Wondering what the nutrient profile of celeriac looks like? It’s low in calories (just 66 calories in 1 cup). But it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, phosphorus, and fiber.

Health Benefits of Celeriac

Research shows that eating root vegetables and vegetables high in vitamins C and K can support your health in a number of different ways, such as:

  • Improve bone health and reduce the risk of fractures by up to 22 percent
  • Lower the risk for developing type 2 diabetes by up to 13 percent
  • Keep blood pressure under control by lowering levels of ascorbic acid

Eat More Root Vegetables to Improve Your Health

Just ask Google, Siri, or Alexa for “Celeriac Recipes” and you’ll get more than 500,000 results. It’s probably a more commonly consumed root vegetable outside the U.S., but it’s still available in some stores, and easy to grow your own.

If you want to eat a healthy diet, add root vegetables like celeriac and others to your menu. You’ll find tasty and delicious meals made with root vegetables and all-fresh ingredients on our menu. Just check out the easy-to-make meals and sides like Swiss Style Beef Patty with Mashed Potatoes Carrots And Cabbage, Apple & Sage Stuffing, Vegetable Scramble & Turkey Links, Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers And Pears, and many others.