Celery Seeds add a robust, grassy, subtly spicy flavor and aroma to anything from meat rubs and seasoning blends to potato salads and Bloody Mary mixes.
Celery seeds are the dried fruit of a wild variety of celery (Apium graveolens) that is native to eastern and southern Europe. These tiny yet powerfully flavored seeds are known for their bold aroma and strong, warm, slightly bitter taste.
In ancient times, celery and its seeds were most often harvested for medicinal applications, with evidence of its use dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians. Celery seeds were not widely used as a spice for cooking until approximately the 19th century.