Health Benefits of celeriac
Have you ever been intrigued by celeriac, the vegetable that looks like a cross between a swede and a brain haha?
Celeriac has a very distinct taste, I’d say a cross between celery and fennel and slightly nutty too! My favourtie way to cook celeriac, is to boil it and then mash with lots of herbs but it is also great in casseroles and stews too!
Low calorie: Celeriac only has 42 calories per 100g and is unlike other root vegetables in that it is less starchy, 100g contains 9.2g of carbs, 1.5 g of protein and 0.3g of fat! In comparison to 100g of sweet potato, which has 76 calories, 18g of carbs , 1.4 g of protein and 0.1g of fat
Celeriac is full of Vitamin K which is beneficial for bone health, people who consume more vitamin K in their diets tend to suffer with less fractures.
Diabetes fighting : Studies show that people who eat more root vegetables in their diet have a 13 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.
It is high in Vitamin C which is great for your immune system!
It is high in fibre so will keep your digestive system healthy and keep you feeling full
Celeriac contains many antioxidants such as falcarinol, falcarindiol, panaxadiol, and methyl-falcarindiol. Antioxidants find and eliminate cell-damaging free radicals that can turn healthy cells into cancer cells.
Celeriac has a very high content of potassium and a low content of sodium, which may help reduce the risk for hypertension.