While this winter vegetable may look like a magical mandrake from a Harry Potter film, it carries familiar traits of potatoes and celery. Celeriac’s texture is comparable to that of a potato. However, it low in carbohydrates and can be eaten raw. Served raw, this vegetable is crunchy and presents a mild celery flavor with a hint of parsley. Roasting develops a subtle earthy, sweetness. Celeriac can also be boiled, broiled, steamed, sautéed, deep fried. You will enjoy preparing this vegetable in a variety of ways.
Storage & Preparation
Trim any greenery and root ends and store unwashed in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable crisper. Scrub thoroughly with a stiff bristle brush under cold running water. To peel this root vegetable cut the top and bottom off and set I flat on a cutting board. Peel the hard brown skin and dunk in lemon water immediately to prevent any discoloration from oxidation.
To get the most nutritional value out of this vegetable, consume it raw. A single serving of celeriac contains 80% of the Daily Value of vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting, heart health and bone health. Additionally, celeriac contains abundant antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Vitamin C is especially important during winter to keep your immune system strong.