In Season: September to November
Celeriac isn't the prettiest of vegetables but don't let the exterior fool you. This root vegetable has a refreshing and sophisticated taste. Celeriac has the flavour of celery with the texture of turnip and is also known as celery root. Eat celeriac grated into a salad, mashed with potatoes, or in place of celery in any recipe. It also makes a great soup. To prepare, soak celeriac in warm water and then scrub to remove dirt. Peel with a knife and chop to desired size.
To store, place unwashed celeriac in a plastic bag were it will keep for several weeks.
Celeriac is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Phosphorus and Potassium.