To re-crisp: wash and trim the celery then put in ice water in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours prior to using.
Store celery wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. To help prevent the celery from becoming limp or wilted, you can occasionally sprinkle a little water in the bag to increase hydration. Do not store celery in the back of the refrigerator, where the temperature may be cooler; celery freezes easily.
Do not freeze or can celery.
Leaves can be dried and chopped and used as a dried herb for flavoring purposes; store dried leaves in an airtight container in the pantry.
There are several varieties of celery ranging from light to dark green; Pascal celery is the most common in the United States. If a recipe calls for "celeriac" be aware that it is different than regular celery. Celeriac is also known as "celery root", "turnip-rooted celery" or "knob celery". It is a kind of celery that was cultivated for its large and bulbous root rather than for its stem and leaves.
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