Celeriac is a variety of celery having a large edible root. It has the flavour of celery without its stringy texture so is much better suited to cooking. It is a well known vegetable in England, Europe, Asia and India. The Naked Chef used it in his televised cooking show several years ago and it stimulated interest in this ugly looking vegetable. It can be eaten raw or cooked and makes a great addition to everything from soup to salad.

Available autumn to early spring.

Celeriac is a good source of fibre (around 3 times that of regular celery), also a good source of Vitamin C, folate and small amounts of other minerals including calcium, iron and potassium.