See also: Celery
Celery seed is the dried fruit of the Apium graveolens which is related, but not identical, to the vegetable celery plant. The tiny brown seeds have a celery-like flavor and aroma.
Would-be medieval magicians used to put celery seeds in their shoes, hoping this would help them fly. It didn't.
It is difficult to say when the seeds were first used as a spice. It was not until the early 19th Century that Celery Seeds began appearing in American cookbooks, usually in pickling recipes.
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