Celery allergies are fairly uncommon in the UK and the US, but a fairly large number of people across central Europe are affected. Allergic reactions to celery tend to be very severe, with some producing fatal anaphylactic shocks.
As a result, a number of people need to adhere to a celery-free diet.
What foods contain celery?
Celery is not only found in the more conventional sources such as salads, sandwiches and soups. It can also be found in a number of spice mixes, flavourings, stocks and gravies due to its flavour-enhancing qualities.
It can be hard to avoid celery when eating in restaurants as it is not commonly listed among ingredients and is hidden in so many products.
If you are trying to avoid celery then you must be very careful, as it is often not listed as an ingredient on its own. Celery is often included as part of stocks and labels regularly do not include the ingredients used in the making of the stock.