Celery Seed

Celery Seed
Celery Seed
Celery Seed Celery Seed
100157 001
Net Weight:
2.5 oz
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Closely resembling anise and fennel, the cute little celery seed is ridged, with alternating stripes pale and dark brown, and is about the size of a poppy seed. It has a hay-like, grassy, slightly astringent, bitter taste and similar aroma. These seeds comes from wild celery, a relative of the kind we buy in grocery stores, and have a stronger and more intense flavor than commercial celery’s root, stem or leaf. Our celery seed, sourced from India, has a volatile oil content of 1-2% by weight. The volatile oil is primarily composed of d-limonene, which is the same chemical that gives citrus peels their snappy, brisk aroma.

Celery Seed and its parent, wild celery, have been in use for thousands of years. Garlands of celery leaves were discovered in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun—King Tut—who died in 1323 BCE. It’s believed that celery was once called selinon, a plant that Homer wrote about in The Odyssey, circa 850 BCE. An archeological dig in a sanctuary of the goddess Hera, located in Samos, Greece uncovered pieces of celery seed-bearing carpels (seed packages) that dated to 600 BC. The Greeks and Romans referred to celery as "smallage" and harvested it in the wild for its medicinal properties. The Romans were the first to value it as a seasoning and use it in cooking.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Cooking enhances its sweetness and reduces its bitterness, but use cautiously! Celery Seed is pungent and can overpower a dish. Toast celery seed in a dry pan to wake up the volatile oils and add it to potato salad, pimento cheese, or succotash. Mix with pepper and lemon peel to season strong-tasting fish, like salmon. Add to chopped tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers for a Creole salsa. This is a must-have for homemade sausages or bread & butter pickles. You can substitute Celery Seed in many dishes that call for fresh celery. One teaspoon of celery seed equals 2 tablespoons minced celery tops. If you would prefer to purchase it ground, we also have Ground Celery Seed available.

Our celery seed is cultivated in India.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.1g0%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
27 total ratings.

Kathryn F. (Verified buyer) 09/19/2021
love it! love it!

Renee D. (Verified buyer) 08/30/2021
This was the first time This was the first time I purchased fresh herbs and spices form them and everything seemed to be amazing. I have been told by many that my pickles were the best homemade pickles they have had. I did not have any dill seeds and replaced with celery seed.

Pamela M. (Verified buyer) 08/23/2021
High quality products. The quality of this celery seed is great. The flavor is fresh and very fresh looking. The shipping on their products are very speedy. I received my products in 2 days. I am very pleased with their service.

Lisa H. (Verified buyer) 08/17/2021
I thought your celery seed I thought your celery seed quality was exceptional. 5 stars

Donna Z. (Verified buyer) 04/15/2021
Fresh, great price and came Fresh, great price and came in a good packaging. Glad I found this site!

Jay D. (Verified buyer) 02/06/2021
Highest quality. Highest quality.

Dana S. (Verified buyer) 08/20/2020
Love celery seed use it Love celery seed use it in all my soups especially my potato soup. Also stir fries. The other items i have not used yet?

Gretchen H. (Verified buyer) 08/12/2020
Love! Fresh product!

Thomas L. (Verified buyer) 06/10/2020
ok used in soup ok used in soup

Shirley M. (Verified buyer) 06/05/2020
I was so happy to I was so happy to receive this in bulk. I use quite a bit of it mostly in my chicken salad.
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