Bulk Celery Seed Powder

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Celery Seed Powder

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Celery seed powder is a great flavor enhancer, especially when combined with salt. Commonly referred to as celery salt, this combination is a key ingredient in the Blood Mary cocktail and in the classic crab and fish seasoning produced in the Chesapeake Bay area known as Old Bay Seasoning.

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approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundsVitamins A, B, and C, zinc, calcium, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potash, potassium, volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, alpha-linolenic-acid, beta-eudesmol, and boron.
plant part usedseed
why buy powdered celery seed?flavorful and nutrient-dense

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFinely textured and fragrant.


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culinaryUse as a seasoning for vegetables, meats and fish, alone or in combination with coarse salt, cracked pepper or other herbs and spices.

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celery seed

The slightly bitter flavor of powdered celery seed pairs well with salt and savory spices and herbs.

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celery seed

Celery seeds are the tiny fruits of the common garden vegetable most people are familiar with. Powdered celery seed is commonly called celery salt, largely because it is used as a flavor enhancer just like salt is. Although the seeds have a strong, bitter taste, celery seed powder adds a pleasant flavor to a wide variety of food. In fact, in combination with cardamom, nutmeg, paprika, ginger and other spices, the ground seed is a starring ingredient in Old Bay seasoning.

Background: The English word celery is from celeri, a French word derived from an ancient Greek word. The plant is mentioned as selinon in Homer's Odyssey (850 BC.)
Introduced to the Americas in the 17th century, there were a handful of cultivated US varieties listed in use there by 1806.

 Whole and ground seed may be added to a variety of foods.

DescriptionCelery is a member of the Umbelliferae family, a family which includes anise, caraway, carrot, fennel, parsley, parsnips, and celeriac. Depending upon the variety of celery, you will likely find over a million seeds in just one pound of celery seed. It is a year-round crop in California and many other places around the world.

The celery plant is slender, pale to darker green, growing up to 3 ft in height. It has a segmented leaf (3-5. Flowers with small white petals. Celery seeds are very small, tan to dark brown, and have a strong, bitter, pleasant smell.

Safety: There is no known negative safety information available.

May promote uterine muscle contraction and bleeding. Use during pregnancy or when conception is desired is not recommended.

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