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Leek vs Celery - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Leek and Celery different?

  • Leek has more Iron, Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin A RAE than Celery.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Leek is 24% higher.
  • Leek contains 5 times more Manganese than Celery. While Leek contains 0.481mg of Manganese, Celery contains only 0.103mg.

Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw and Celery, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Leek
6
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2
Celery
Contains more Calcium +47.5%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.13
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 8% 8% 11% 23% 11% 4% 12%
Contains more Calcium +47.5%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Copper +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.13

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
Leek
8
:
2
Celery
Contains more Vitamin A +271.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.9%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +271.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +240.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +287.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +214.9%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.7%

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.
Leek Celery
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Leek Celery Opinion
Net carbs 12.35g 1.37g Leek
Protein 1.5g 0.69g Leek
Fats 0.3g 0.17g Leek
Carbs 14.15g 2.97g Leek
Calories 61kcal 16kcal Leek
Starch g 0g Celery
Fructose g 0.37g Celery
Sugar 3.9g 1.34g Celery
Fiber 1.8g 1.6g Leek
Calcium 59mg 40mg Leek
Iron 2.1mg 0.2mg Leek
Magnesium 28mg 11mg Leek
Phosphorus 35mg 24mg Leek
Potassium 180mg 260mg Celery
Sodium 20mg 80mg Leek
Zinc 0.12mg 0.13mg Celery
Copper 0.12mg 0.035mg Leek
Vitamin A 1667IU 449IU Leek
Vitamin E 0.92mg 0.27mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 3.1mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.021mg Leek
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.057mg Celery
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.32mg Leek
Vitamin B5 0.14mg 0.246mg Celery
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.074mg Leek
Folate 64µg 36µg Leek
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 29.3µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Leek
Threonine 0.063mg 0.02mg Leek
Isoleucine 0.052mg 0.021mg Leek
Leucine 0.096mg 0.032mg Leek
Lysine 0.078mg 0.027mg Leek
Methionine 0.018mg 0.005mg Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055mg 0.02mg Leek
Valine 0.056mg 0.027mg Leek
Histidine 0.025mg 0.012mg Leek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.042g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.032g Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166g 0.079g Leek

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Leek Celery
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
35
Leek
17
Celery
Mineral Summary Score
24
Leek
11
Celery

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
9%
Leek
4%
Celery
Carbohydrates
14%
Leek
3%
Celery
Fats
1%
Leek
1%
Celery

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Leek
Leek contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Celery
Celery is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.56g)
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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/nutrients
  2. Celery - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169988/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.