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'''Celery''' is a herbaceous [[plant]] erroneously believed to contain less energy than is required to consume the same.
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''Celery'' was known from at least the [[early medieval]] period, but this was a bitter wild variety, mainly useful as a herb rather than as a vegetable. In the [[16th century]] a different, more succulent variety was in use in [[Italy]], but still needed to be blanched to make it palatable.
  
Wild celery was known from at least the [[early medieval]] period, but this was a rather bitter version and was used primarily as a herb. In the [[16th century]] a different, more succulent variety was in use in [[Italy]] but still needed to be blanched to make it palatable to the palate of the time.
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By the [[17th century]] a variety of celery that would be recognisable to the modern eye was known across [[Europe]].
 
 
By the [[17th century]] a variety of celery that would be more recognisable to the modern eye, was known across [[Europe]].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 07:30, 13 October 2008

Celery was known from at least the early medieval period, but this was a bitter wild variety, mainly useful as a herb rather than as a vegetable. In the 16th century a different, more succulent variety was in use in Italy, but still needed to be blanched to make it palatable.

By the 17th century a variety of celery that would be recognisable to the modern eye was known across Europe.