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Lettuce vs Celery - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lettuce and Celery?

  • 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.
  • Lettuce has 17 times more Vitamin A than Celery. Lettuce has 370µg of Vitamin A, while Celery has 22µg.

We used Lettuce, green leaf, raw and Celery, 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
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Celery
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Copper +20.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 12% 23% 8% 12% 4% 11% 11%
Contains more Iron +330%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Copper +20.7%

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
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Celery
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Equal in Folate - 36
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Equal in Folate - 36

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
75
Lettuce
17
Celery
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lettuce
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
8%
Lettuce
4%
Celery
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
3%
Celery
Fats
1%
Lettuce
1%
Celery

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.
Lettuce Celery
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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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Celery
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?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lettuce Celery Opinion
Calories 15 16 Celery
Protein 1.36 0.69 Lettuce
Fats 0.15 0.17 Celery
Vitamin C 9.2 3.1 Lettuce
Carbs 2.87 2.97 Celery
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.2 Lettuce
Calcium 36 40 Celery
Potassium 194 260 Celery
Magnesium 13 11 Lettuce
Sugar 0.78 1.34 Lettuce
Fiber 1.3 1.6 Celery
Copper 0.029 0.035 Celery
Zinc 0.18 0.13 Lettuce
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 24 Lettuce
Sodium 28 80 Lettuce
Vitamin A 7405 449 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.27 Celery
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.021 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.057 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.32 Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.246 Celery
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.074 Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 29.3 Lettuce
Folate 38 36 Lettuce
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.042 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.032 Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.079 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 0.009
Threonine 0.059 0.02 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 0.021 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.032 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 0.027 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 0.005 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.02 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 0.027 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 0.012 Lettuce
Fructose 0.43 0.37 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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.