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Chicory vs. Celtuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicory and Celtuce?

  • Chicory is richer in Fiber, yet Celtuce is richer in Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C.
  • Celtuce's daily need coverage for Manganese is 26% higher.
  • Chicory has 2 times more Fiber than Celtuce. Chicory has 3.1g of Fiber, while Celtuce has 1.7g.

We used Chicory, witloof, raw and Celtuce, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Copper +27.5%
Contains more Calcium +105.3%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +588%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 21% 20% 17% 30% 2% 8% 14% 90% 5%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Copper +27.5%
Contains more Calcium +105.3%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Manganese +588%
Contains more Selenium +350%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +11969%
Contains more Vitamin C +596.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +24.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 210% 0% 0% 65% 14% 17% 11% 11% 12% 35% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +11969%
Contains more Vitamin C +596.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +24.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +45.8%
Equal in Protein - 0.85
Equal in Carbs - 3.65
Equal in Water - 94.5
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 3.65 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Fats +200%
Contains more Other +45.8%
Equal in Protein - 0.85
Equal in Carbs - 3.65
Equal in Water - 94.5

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Celtuce Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 1.95g Celtuce
Protein 0.9g 0.85g Chicory
Fats 0.1g 0.3g Celtuce
Carbs 4g 3.65g Chicory
Calories 17kcal 18kcal Celtuce
Fiber 3.1g 1.7g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 39mg Celtuce
Iron 0.24mg 0.55mg Celtuce
Magnesium 10mg 28mg Celtuce
Phosphorus 26mg 39mg Celtuce
Potassium 211mg 330mg Celtuce
Sodium 2mg 11mg Chicory
Zinc 0.16mg 0.27mg Celtuce
Copper 0.051mg 0.04mg Chicory
Manganese 0.1mg 0.688mg Celtuce
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Celtuce
Vitamin A 29IU 3500IU Celtuce
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 175µg Celtuce
Vitamin C 2.8mg 19.5mg Celtuce
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.055mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.07mg Celtuce
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.55mg Celtuce
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.183mg Celtuce
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.05mg Celtuce
Folate 37µg 46µg Celtuce
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0.006mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg 0.039mg Celtuce
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.055mg Celtuce
Leucine 0.039mg 0.052mg Celtuce
Lysine 0.035mg 0.055mg Celtuce
Methionine 0.005mg 0.01mg Celtuce
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.036mg Celtuce
Valine 0.041mg 0.046mg Celtuce
Histidine 0.015mg 0.015mg
Saturated Fat 0.024g Celtuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g Chicory
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Celtuce
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
6%
Chicory
29%
Celtuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
21%
Celtuce

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicory
Chicory contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Celtuce
Celtuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celtuce
Celtuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Celtuce
Celtuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Celtuce
Celtuce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/nutrients
  2. Celtuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169990/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.