There are various ways on how you can tell if your celery has gone bad, and we will discuss the most common ones below:
What happens if you eat bad celery?
Yes, eating old celery can make you sick. In some cases, eating old celery can result in food poisoning with vomiting, stomach aches, and/or diarrhea.
What does bad celery taste like?
How do you know if celery is bad? Fresh celery should taste watery and has a bit of saltiness and bitterness that linger after the first bite. Some people say it does taste a bit like spinach but softer. If it is too bitter or has no taste at all, then you are most likely eating a bad one.
Why does my celery taste funny?
A Lack of Water
If it doesn't get enough water, celery can produce stringy, bitter stalks. Each plant needs at least one to one and a half inches of water every week, and if it doesn't get that moisture, it'll get stressed. So make sure you're consistently watering your plants.
How long before celery goes bad?
Fresh celery keeps for 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge and only 2 to 3 days if you leave it at room temperature. Once you cut it up, cut celery keeps for 4 days to maybe a week, depending on whether it just sits sealed in the fridge or is submerged in water.
Should celery taste bitter?
Celery that has been blanched 10 to 14 days prior to harvest will have a sweet and pleasing taste. Without blanching, celery can very quickly become bitter.