1. Celery seed helps maintain healthy blood pressure
A study published by the National Institutes of Health concluded that “celery seed extracts have antihypertensive properties, which appears to be attributable to the actions of its active hydrophobic constitutes such as NBP.”
2. Celery seed supports liver health
Another study examined how a variety of herbs, including celery seed, affected hypertension. Celery was noted as an herb that is helpful for those with hypertension, as it “acts upon the liver; one type of HTN is associated with the liver. In Mainland China, celery was useful in reducing HTN in 14 of 16 patients … it has also been reported to reduce systolic and diastolic BP.”
3. Celery seeds are packed with flavonoids, antioxidants, and more.
Celery seeds may be tiny, but they are absolutely packed with power. One tiny celery seed contains the following: flavonoids, volatile oils, coumarins, omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phenols. It is because of these compounds that celery seeds may support healthy blood pressure and maintain liver health.
When it comes to antioxidants, a study found that in comparison to onion, parsley, and dill leaves, celery leaves “exhibited the highest total phenolic content.”
How to Add Celery Seeds to Your DietWith all of the potential health benefits of celery seeds, you may be looking for ways to incorporate them into your diet. One of the best (and most delicious) ways to increase your celery seed intake? Celery seed salad and celery seed salad dressing. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes for celery seed salad (and salad dressing). Check them out below!
A Fruity Celery Seed Salad DressingThe Sisters Cafe blog has a perfect celery seed salad for springtime. This celery seed salad dressing is for anyone with a sweet tooth. To make this dressing, you’ll need:
- 1.5 - 2 cups of sugar
- ¾ cup white vinegar
- 1.5 tsp celery seed
- 1.5 tsp black pepper
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup prepared mustard
- 1.5 cups vegetable oil
Celery Seed Dressing on a Celery Leaf SaladThis salad uses celery roots, celery leaves and celery seeds -- a total win. The base of this Cooking Light salad uses 5 large stalks of sliced celery, 3 cups of shaved carrots, a 6 oz. package of cremini mushrooms, ½ cup of celery leaves, and ½ cup of packed parsley.
The celery seed salad dressing is made by whisking together the following ingredients:
- 2 tbsp EVOO
- 1 tsp grated lemon rind
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp minced shallot
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tsp celery seeds
- 2 tsp honey
- ⅜ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
A Classic Celery Seed Salad DressingWe had to include this one because it comes from the Farmers Almanac. This is another great spring and summer salad dressing, as the almanac recommends it with fruit salads. This is a simple celery seed salad dressing recipe, too. It requires:
- 1 tsp grated onion
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp celery seed
- ½ cup salad oil
- 2 TBSP honey
- 3 TBSP vinegar
Do you have a go-to celery seed salad dressing recipe? What’s your best recommendation?