Celeriac makes such a lovely change from pasta, rice and potatoes and has many nutritional qualities (now here’s the technical part…)
- Celeriac is very low in calories. 100g root holds just 42 calories.
- Contains many health benefiting plant-nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and dietary fibre.
- Similar to carrot and other members of Apiaceae family vegetables, celeriac too contains many poly-acetylene anti-oxidants.
- Several research studies from scientists at the University of Newcastle at Tyne found that these compounds possess anti-cancer properties and, thereby, may offer protection from colon cancer and acute lymphoblastic leukemia amongst other diseases.
- Celeriac is a splendid source of vitamin-K. 100g root provides about 41 µg or 34% of recommended daily intake. Vitamin-K improves bone mineralization by promoting osteoblastic activity in the bones. Research studies suggest that it also has an established role for patients affected by Alzheimer’s by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
- The root is an excellent source of some of the essential minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, and manganese. Phosphorus is required for cell metabolism, maintaining blood buffer system, bone, and teeth formation. Copper helps restore immunity, prevents anaemia, and is essential for bone metabolism.
- It contains some of the valuable B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Fresh root also provides moderate amounts of vitamin C (8mg/100g).
What’s more, it has a really awesome flavour! Of course, not to everyones taste, but I love it. This lovely, healthy and low calorie meal contains just 315 calories!
250g of celeriac dusted with paprika and roasted with 5g of avocado oil (92 calories). Pan fried sea bass fillet with another 5g of avocado oil (150 calories) and home-made ratatouille (75 calories).
Oh, and 5 calories for the paprika! = 322 calories for the meal.
2 thoughts on “The nutritional benefits of celeriac”
Found you on Health Unlocked and was intrigued by your recipes. I love celeriac but have only had it mashed with potatoes so will try this one. I take it I should roast for about the same length of time as potatoes? Good luck with the weight loss, I’m on the same journey and have mobility problems.
Great that you have found my blog useful. Celeriac won’t need roasting as long as potatoes would. Probably only 35 to 40 minutes. They won’t go as brown as roast potatoes. If you overcook them they will be dry.