Celery Seed - Lovage can be confusing. There is the herb Celery, and there is the spice Celery Seed which is from Lovage, a false or wild celery plant.
Lovage grows taller than celery, and has larger darker green leaves. Its seeds, leaves and stalk can all be used in cooking, and as a substitute for celery, whose leaves and stalks bring familiar flavor to salads, soups and stocks. However, do so with moderation because the flavor is stronger than celery’s.
Celeriac is a variety of celery with a turnip-like root bulb. It is called sometimes Celery Root.
Celery is indigenous to Italy, whereas Lovage is grown primarily in India.
Both herb and spice are good for foods like: beef, breads, chicken, celery, chicken, onions, pickling spice blends, salads, soups, stews, stocks, stuffing, tomatoes, and turkey.
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