Celery Seed Whole

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Celery seeds have a mildly spicy and slilghtly bitter taste with aroma and flavor notes similar to fennel. Whole seeds are added to pickling brines, soups and breads. Although it takes more than half a million seeds to equal a pound, the flavor in just a handful of seeds goes a long way in cooking.

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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

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaSmall brown seeds with a pleasant aroma.


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aromaticAdd to spice potpourri and simmering blends for added aroma.
safetyLarge doses or frequent consumption may increase photosensitivity and/or the effects of prescription diuretics.

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celery seed

Strong celery flavor that pairs well with many other herbs and spices.

formulas & recipes

celery seed

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what else you should know

celery seed

For such tiny fruits, celery seeds pack a punch in more ways than one. First, the seeds are a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids and an omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid. The seeds also provide lutein, a type of carotenoid that has received a great deal of attention in recent years for its potential role in helping to prevent macular degeneration.

Caution is advised, however, for individuals who take certain pharmaceutical medications. Celery seed contains bergapten, an organic chemical compound composed of a five-membered aromatic ring of furan fused with coumarin. This means that large doses of the seed might increase the effects of anticoagulants and antiplatelets, such as warfarin (Coumadin). This compound also known to increase photosensitivity.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.