Misplaced faith in celery

Nineteenth-century Southerners were sold on the plant

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January has long been a month for trying out healthy habits, and a Talladega, Alabama newspaper on January 25, 1882 had one to recommend.

“Lovers of that delicious vegetable, celery, will be happy to learn that it is not only a luxury, but a very useful article of diet,” editors of Our Mountain Home wrote.

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