S & L Produce, Inc.

Celery

RETAIL

Display on a refrigerated rack. Packaging around the lower half helps protect the celery and aids in customer selection. When stocking, offer customers a choice of two sizes, as well as celery hearts.

Tell consumers the the quickest and most efficient tray to slice celery is to slice the entire bunch as they would a loaf of bread instead of stalk by stalk.

Themes

Set up a display featuring celery with items such as Chinese cabbage, snow peas, bok choy, daikon, carrots, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and other stir-fry vegetables.

Value-Added

Bags and over wrapped trays of celery sticks by themselves, or with vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli, are popular in small portions and on party-size trays. Merchandising celery with vegetable dips can add to impulse buying.

FOOD SERVICE

Use celery in stir-fry, appetizer trays, soups, salads, stuffing, and salad dressings. For breakfast, add chopped, sautéed celery to scrambled eggs. Use celery curls as a garnish for any dish.

Food Service Packs

Whole product continues to be packed according to size, ranging from 18- to 48-count. Celery hearts come in 12-, 18-, and 24-count. Celery is available diced, sliced, and as sticks in various packs.

HANDLING

- Odor-sensitive. Do not store or transport with commodities that produce odors, such as apples, carrots, bulb onions, or pears.

- Odor producer. Do not store of transport with odor-sensitive produce.

Fresh-Cut

Store fresh-cut celery at 34F, 1.1C and keep bags closed until used.

Celery will dehydrate if left uncovered. Place product in an ice water bath to replace moisture.

NUTRITION

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved  the following nutrient content descriptors for celery: fat-free, saturated fat-free, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, low in calories, and a good source of vitamin C.

Details

Temp

34-36°F

Humidity

85-90%

Mist

Yes (Not wrapped product)

Shelf Life

14-28 days from harvest; 3-5 days in store

Nutrition

Serving Size:
2 medium celery stalks (110g)

Calories

20

Total Fat

0g (%)

Saturated Fat

0g (%)

Cholesterol

0mg (%)

Sodium

100mg (4%)

Total Carbs

5g (2%)

Dietary Fiber

2g (8%)

Sugars

0g

Protein

1g (2%)

Vitamin A

2%

Vitamin C

15%

Calcium

4%

Iron

2%

For reference only.
Percent values based on
2,000-calorie diet.