If you are unable to use or don’t have access to fresh celery to juice, but want to start your day with celery juice, you may have opted for celery juice powder. Now you have the celery powder, but have no idea how much celery juice powder is equal to one bunch of celery – which is the amount it is recommended you use when juicing fresh celery. Well, we researched this, contacting leading companies that produce celery juice powder, and here’s what we found out. We also include a link to the celery juice powder we have been using, and to the one we are going to use from now on instead (we also tell you why we will be switching).
First, it is important to understand that, of course a “bunch” is not a very precise measure. According to Reference.com, a typical bunch of celery consists of 8 to 10 stalks. So the “juice one bunch of celery every morning” can generally be translated to “juice eight to ten stalks of celery every morning”. Reference.com also informed us that a stalk of celery is the same thing as a bunch of celery, and that the individual pieces of celery that make up a bunch are called “ribs”. However, most sites still call celery ribs “stalks”, and so will we so as to not confuse folks.
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Now here is where it gets interesting, and certainly no more precise. Every source with whom we spoke, or whose information we could find, said that one serving of their celery powder is equal to 1/2 cup “fresh celery”. Not fresh celery juice – fresh celery. Not sliced fresh celery, not chopped fresh celery, just “fresh celery”. And for each of them, “one serving” equals one of the scoops that come with their powder. Yet each of those scoops is a different size! That said, for the most part the scoops range between 5 grams and 8 grams, and given that we are already dealing with imprecise measurements and definitions (for example it would take more or less celery to fill a 1/2 cup measure, depending on how thin or thick the celery slices are), the best that we can give you is a ballpark, general calculation; still that’s probably more than you started with, because this information seems otherwise impossible to find!
So far our working definition of “bunch” is 8 to 10 stalks, and our working definition of powder equivalency is that one serving is equal to 1/2 cup “fresh celery”.
Next we need to figure out how many stalks (ribs) of celery equal 1/2 cup fresh celery so that we can complete our calculations. According to Expert of Home, 1/2 cup (there’s that measurement standard again!) of chopped celery is equal to one stalk of celery or, put more properly, one rib (stalk) of celery will yield 1/2 cup of chopped celery. It’s worth noting that pretty much every site we checked (including How Much is In and AnswersDrive.com) agrees that one stalk of celery will yield 1/2 cup of chopped or sliced celery. They also all generally agree that a “bunch” is 8 to 10 stalks.
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And now back to our recipe!
Now we’re circling in on an answer to our question! If you accept our premises, then:
One serving of celery powder = 1/2 cup fresh celery
1/2 cup fresh celery = 1 stalk of celery
8-10 stalks of celery = 1 bunch of celery
Therefore, in order to get the equivalent of one bunch of juiced celery from your celery juice powder you need to have 8 to 10 servings of powder.
Here are a couple of the actual responses that we received from the celery juice powder companies:
“Thank you for your email and interest in our products. 1 scoop of our celery powder is equivalent to 1/2 cup fresh celery. It’s hard to say how much celery powder would equate to a bunch of celery, as celery bunches can vary in size. That is why we standards (sic) our equivalency to 1 scoop equals 1/2 cup because it’s consistent.”
And a much terser:
“Each serving of powder is equivalent to approx. 1/2 cup of fresh celery.”
One person answered the question on Amazon saying “I think it is 5-6 scoops. When I took it I contacted (the company) to see how much if I wanted a glassful if I was juicing. I think that is what they said. You may want to contact them to be sure.” (We contacted them, got the standard “1 serving = 1/2 cup fresh celery”, and extrapolated from there.)
Which Celery Juice Powder?
We have been using the Micro Ingredients Organic Celery Juice Powder, which we like just fine. However, they didn’t even give us the courtesy of a response to our inquiry, and in fact a visit to their site shows it to be high on salesiness, and low on actual information.
Koyah Celery Juice Powder, on the other hand, comes from a company who was extremely responsive to our inquiry, and whose site is full of useful information. We will be switching to them with our next order!
We hope that you have found this helpful!
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