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Celery vs Scallion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Celery and Scallion

  • Celery contains less Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, and Copper than Scallion.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Scallion is 148% higher.

Food types used in this article are Celery, raw and Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +137.1%
Equal in Potassium - 276
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 8% 8% 11% 23% 11% 4% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +640%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +137.1%
Equal in Potassium - 276

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
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +228%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +122%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +506.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +606.5%
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 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +228%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +122%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +506.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +606.5%

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 Scallion
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Celery Scallion Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 4.74g Scallion
Protein 0.69g 1.83g Scallion
Fats 0.17g 0.19g Scallion
Carbs 2.97g 7.34g Scallion
Calories 16kcal 32kcal Scallion
Starch 0g g Celery
Fructose 0.37g g Celery
Sugar 1.34g 2.33g Celery
Fiber 1.6g 2.6g Scallion
Calcium 40mg 72mg Scallion
Iron 0.2mg 1.48mg Scallion
Magnesium 11mg 20mg Scallion
Phosphorus 24mg 37mg Scallion
Potassium 260mg 276mg Scallion
Sodium 80mg 16mg Scallion
Zinc 0.13mg 0.39mg Scallion
Copper 0.035mg 0.083mg Scallion
Vitamin A 449IU 997IU Scallion
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.1mg 18.8mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.021mg 0.055mg Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.08mg Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.32mg 0.525mg Scallion
Vitamin B5 0.246mg 0.075mg Celery
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.061mg Celery
Folate 36µg 64µg Scallion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 29.3µg 207µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.02mg Scallion
Threonine 0.02mg 0.072mg Scallion
Isoleucine 0.021mg 0.077mg Scallion
Leucine 0.032mg 0.109mg Scallion
Lysine 0.027mg 0.091mg Scallion
Methionine 0.005mg 0.02mg Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.02mg 0.059mg Scallion
Valine 0.027mg 0.081mg Scallion
Histidine 0.012mg 0.032mg Scallion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.032g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.027g Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.074g Celery

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Celery Scallion
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
63
Scallion
Mineral Summary Score
11
Celery
21
Scallion

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
11%
Scallion
Carbohydrates
3%
Celery
7%
Scallion
Fats
1%
Celery
1%
Scallion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celery
Celery is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.99g)
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)

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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.