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The Simple Trick To Get Rid Of Annoying Celery Strings
The "strings" in a stalk of celery are bundles of fibers, or long, narrow cells that provide structural support and give celery its crunch. Some eaters aren't fans of these tough and stringy parts, and using a knife to peel them off can be time-consuming — instead, try using this kitchen tool that you likely already have.
To peel off annoying celery strings, reach for the Y-shaped vegetable peeler in your kitchen drawer. Even though celery doesn't have a rind or "skin," per se, a veggie peeler works fantastically at removing a stalk's stringy outer layer, and also works to get rid of tough parts of asparagus and other vegetables.
Simply hold the celery stalk with one hand and use the peeler to scrape away the strings with the other hand, working from the top of the stalk down to the end. Using a Y-shaped peeler not only removes the strings more easily, but also wastes less of the celery stalk compared to using a knife, which can be more clumsy.