Celery develops from a round root (also called celeriac) that can have a diameter of up to 8 inches and is often an overlooked ingredient. Celery root can be used as a soup or stew vegetable or as a roasted root vegetable. It can also be boiled and blended into a silky puree as a side dish. In addition to being delicious, it contains vitamins A and K, sodium and potassium, as well as calcium, soluble fiber and vitamin C. Celery root stimulates saliva and bile flow, has a strong diuretic and alkaline effect, i.e. it helps to neutralize excess acid. This is another great vegetable to incorporate into a weekly meal plan!