Celery Seed - Lovage

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What Are Celery Seed - Lovage?

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.

What is the Origin of Celery and Lovage?

Celery is indigenous to Italy, whereas Lovage is grown primarily in India.

Celery Seed - Lovage Are Good for These Foods:

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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