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Fenland celery dates back to Victorian times when it was specially grown for the London markets at Christmas time. Revived a decade ago, it’s grown in the deep peat fields of East Anglia, known as ‘the Fens’, where soil is banked up around it, protecting it from frosts. This technique gives it a characteristic pale-white colour, nutty taste and crisp texture. This unique winter crop is cut to a point by hand, ensuring that the root – the most flavoursome part – is included. It’s incredibly versatile and can be cooked in numerous dishes, from soups and stir-fries to roasts and stews, or served raw on a cheeseboard, chopped into winter salads. The first English vegetable to be awarded PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status, Fenland celery is only available from mid October to end of December.
Traditional Fenland celery as it used to taste!. Deliciously nutty & mellow!. 100% English grown exclusively in the Fenlands. In season & only available October to December. Grown using only Fenland water.Fenland celery is a unique white winter celery that is available to buy from October through to the end of December. A British heritage ingredient, whose delicate sweet, nutty taste and clean, crisp texture is owed to the traditional growing methods and rich, Fenland soil in which it is grown. Fenland celery is part of an exclusive club of quality British foods that have earned Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the European Commission. This special crop is only available for 8 short weeks... the advice is to get it while you can! Growing Fenland celery is a true labour of love. Grown in wide rows with deep trenches, the crop is tended to using traditional techniques, including a process known as 'earthing up' which involves banking up the rich, dark soil around the celery as it grows. 'Earthing up' keeps the celery warm and protected from the winter frost - blanching the sticks to a distinctive pale white hue. Find out more about how Fenland celery is grown in the words of our expert grower.

    %RI*. *Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ / 2000 kcal)

    Typical values100g contains80g contains
    Energy40kJ32 kJ
    Energy10kcal8 kcal
    Of which Saturates0.10.1
    Of which Sugars0.90.7

    Preparation and Usage

    Wash before use Use the leaves and outer stalks for stocks, soups & casseroles, while the tender inner stems are perfect for crudités, snacks and salads.

    Origin Information

    • United Kingdom
    • Grown in the UK




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