Red Celery Can Be A Holiday Delight

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The wonderful, versatile, tasty, low-calorie celery now comes in bright red. Soon to be released on the West Coast in December 2010, red celery is expected to decorate many tables this holiday season. It has the same great taste and fabulous crunch that celery-eaters love; the only difference is the vibrant color.

Of course, we all know that food color affects us in many ways. Bright colorful foods have a great impact on most people's appetites; this is especially true for children. That's why the new red celery is expected to be a hit. Every bit as good for the body as the green variety, red celery is certain to attract attention wherever you use it.

Celery is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but it is high in vitamins A, B and C along with healthy minerals. A good source of dietary fiber, it also contains calcium, potassium and manganese. It is excellent as a snack with peanut butter or with a number of condiments. Celery, green or red can be used in salads, or sautéed with onion for a number of healthy dishes. Soups, meats and vegetable dishes come alive when accented with the healthy, tasty celery.

Some believe that celery can actually help a woman to lose weight. That's because celery is so low in calories that it takes as much energy to eat it and digest it than the calories contained in the celery. One cup of celery contains about 27 calories, but most women eat it with a protein, like cottage cheese or peanut butter. Since each meal should contain protein, it's best to complement it with something healthy and low in saturated fat such as celery. With its many health benefits and low-calorie count it's an excellent choice to pair with just about any protein source.

The new red celery is expected to be a hit and produce markets and grocery stores are planning for its arrival. If it goes well in the test market, it won't be long before it shows up in food stores across the country. Just in time for the holidays, the red celery mixed with the green is sure to brighten and dazzle any food presentation.

Karen Ficarelli is the founder and CEO of, a diet, exercise program and women's fitness blog, developed especially for women. A mother of three, Karen knows how hard it is to fit everything into a busy schedule. A fitness author, personal trainer, Pilate's instructor, sports nutritionist, fitness model, wife and mom, Karen is passionate about helping other women reach their fitness goals.

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