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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, 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 Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Equal in Calcium - 36
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 12% 23% 8% 12% 4% 11% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
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 Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
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 C +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1549.2%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 27% 6% 0% 6% 14% 6% 15% 18% 0% 74% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 31% 445% 5% 0% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 0% 316% 29%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1549.2%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Celery Lettuce
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.