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Celery vs. Chow mein — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Celery and Chow mein?

  • Celery is richer in Vitamin K, yet Chow mein is richer in Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Folate, and Copper.
  • Chow mein's daily need coverage for Selenium is 77% higher.
  • Celery has 21 times more Vitamin K than Chow mein. Celery has 29.3µg of Vitamin K, while Chow mein has 1.4µg.
  • Celery contains less Sodium.

We used Celery, raw and Noodles, chinese, chow mein types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Iron +2265%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +570.8%
Contains more Zinc +976.9%
Contains more Copper +377.1%
Contains more Selenium +10650%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 8% 8% 11% 23% 11% 4% 12% 14% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 178% 38% 69% 11% 154% 39% 56% 0% 235%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Iron +2265%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +570.8%
Contains more Zinc +976.9%
Contains more Copper +377.1%
Contains more Selenium +10650%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Celery
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +1992.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +751.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2652.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +638.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1759.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +194.4%
Contains more Choline +42.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 27% 6% 0% 11% 6% 14% 6% 15% 18% 27% 0% 4% 74%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 46% 0% 0% 145% 98% 112% 32% 26% 80% 0% 5% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +1992.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +751.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2652.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +638.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1759.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +194.4%
Contains more Choline +42.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +7987.3%
Contains more Protein +1075.4%
Contains more Fats +8976.5%
Contains more Carbs +2351.2%
Contains more Other +235.1%
3% 95%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 2.97 g
Water: 95.43 g
Other: 0.74 g
8% 15% 73% 2%
Protein: 8.11 g
Fats: 15.43 g
Carbs: 72.8 g
Water: 1.18 g
Other: 2.48 g
Contains more Water +7987.3%
Contains more Protein +1075.4%
Contains more Fats +8976.5%
Contains more Carbs +2351.2%
Contains more Other +235.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27803.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4420.3%
27% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.079 g
15% 61% 24%
Saturated Fat: 2.229 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.929 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.571 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27803.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4420.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Celery Chow mein
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celery Chow mein Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 69.1g Chow mein
Protein 0.69g 8.11g Chow mein
Fats 0.17g 15.43g Chow mein
Carbs 2.97g 72.8g Chow mein
Calories 16kcal 475kcal Chow mein
Fructose 0.37g Celery
Sugar 1.34g 5.71g Celery
Fiber 1.6g 3.7g Chow mein
Calcium 40mg 20mg Celery
Iron 0.2mg 4.73mg Chow mein
Magnesium 11mg 52mg Chow mein
Phosphorus 24mg 161mg Chow mein
Potassium 260mg 120mg Celery
Sodium 80mg 1174mg Celery
Zinc 0.13mg 1.4mg Chow mein
Copper 0.035mg 0.167mg Chow mein
Manganese 0.103mg Celery
Selenium 0.4µg 43µg Chow mein
Vitamin A 449IU 0IU Celery
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg Celery
Vitamin E 0.27mg 2.3mg Chow mein
Vitamin C 3.1mg 0mg Celery
Vitamin B1 0.021mg 0.578mg Chow mein
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.421mg Chow mein
Vitamin B3 0.32mg 5.95mg Chow mein
Vitamin B5 0.246mg 0.533mg Chow mein
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.11mg Chow mein
Folate 36µg 106µg Chow mein
Choline 6.1mg 8.7mg Chow mein
Vitamin K 29.3µg 1.4µg Celery
Tryptophan 0.009mg Celery
Threonine 0.02mg Celery
Isoleucine 0.021mg Celery
Leucine 0.032mg Celery
Lysine 0.027mg Celery
Methionine 0.005mg Celery
Phenylalanine 0.02mg Celery
Valine 0.027mg Celery
Histidine 0.012mg Celery
Trans Fat 0g 0.8g Celery
Saturated Fat 0.042g 2.229g Celery
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 8.929g Chow mein
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 3.571g Chow mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Celery Chow mein
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Celery
42%
Chow mein
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Celery
78%
Chow mein

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Chow mein
Chow mein is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chow mein
Chow mein is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chow mein
Chow mein is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celery
Celery is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Celery
Celery contains less Sodium (difference - 1094mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Celery
Celery is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.187g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celery
Celery is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Celery - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169988/nutrients
  2. Chow mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168905/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.