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Celery vs Lettuce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Celery and Lettuce?

  • Celery has less Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin C, and Manganese than Lettuce.
  • Lettuce's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 81% higher.

We used Celery, raw and Lettuce, green leaf, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Celery
3
:
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Copper +20.7%
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 8% 8% 11% 23% 11% 4% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Copper +20.7%
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Equal in Calcium - 36

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Celery
2
:
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1549.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +331.1%
Equal in Folate - 38
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 27% 6% 0% 11% 6% 14% 6% 15% 18% 27% 0% 74%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1549.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +331.1%
Equal in Folate - 38

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Celery Lettuce
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celery Lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 1.57g Lettuce
Protein 0.69g 1.36g Lettuce
Fats 0.17g 0.15g Celery
Carbs 2.97g 2.87g Celery
Calories 16kcal 15kcal Celery
Starch 0g 0g
Fructose 0.37g 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar 1.34g 0.78g Lettuce
Fiber 1.6g 1.3g Celery
Calcium 40mg 36mg Celery
Iron 0.2mg 0.86mg Lettuce
Magnesium 11mg 13mg Lettuce
Phosphorus 24mg 29mg Lettuce
Potassium 260mg 194mg Celery
Sodium 80mg 28mg Lettuce
Zinc 0.13mg 0.18mg Lettuce
Copper 0.035mg 0.029mg Celery
Vitamin A 449IU 7405IU Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.22mg Celery
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.1mg 9.2mg Lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.021mg 0.07mg Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.08mg Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.32mg 0.375mg Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.246mg 0.134mg Celery
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.09mg Lettuce
Folate 36µg 38µg Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 29.3µg 126.3µg Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.009mg
Threonine 0.02mg 0.059mg Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Leucine 0.032mg 0.079mg Lettuce
Lysine 0.027mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Methionine 0.005mg 0.016mg Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.055mg Lettuce
Valine 0.027mg 0.07mg Lettuce
Histidine 0.012mg 0.022mg Lettuce
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.02g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.006g Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.082g Lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Celery Lettuce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Celery
75
Lettuce
Mineral Summary Score
11
Celery
13
Lettuce

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
4%
Celery
8%
Lettuce
Carbohydrates
3%
Celery
3%
Lettuce
Fats
1%
Celery
1%
Lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Celery - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169988/nutrients
  2. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.