So, when you eat celery you eat the bottom part of the leaf, a fleshy petiole. Even if it doesn't look like a leaf, it is part of the leaf. One of the big problems here is that the word 'stalk' can be used for so many parts of a plant, including stem, leaf stalk, flower stalk, etc.
Likewise, people ask, can you eat the leaves of the celery?
Make sure to eat the celery leaves! add them to salads, smoothies or just eat them straight. They are a bit bitter so it might be better mixed in a smoothie or salad but either way don't throw these nutrient rich leaves away!
Is celery leaf edible?
Use celery leaves as a fresh herb. Mince them finely or coarsely chop them to garnish any dish with bright, celery flavor. Add celery leaves to vegetable stocks, soups, stews, and pasta sauce. Add celery leaves to a stir-fry at the very end of cooking.
Is celery leaves poisonous?
Most often used in sweet applications, it's a sour vegetable that looks like crimson celery. And its leaves are spectacularly poisonous. That said, rhubarb leaves aren't pure oxalic acid, and it would take around 11 pounds of the leaves to secure that much. But still!