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Nopales vs. Celery — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Nopales and Celery?

  • Nopales are richer in Manganese, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, yet Celery is richer in Vitamin K, and Folate.
  • Celery's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 20% higher.
  • Nopales have 5 times more Magnesium than Celery. Nopales have 52mg of Magnesium, while Celery has 11mg.

We used Nopales, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Celery
Contains more Calcium +310%
Contains more Iron +195%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Zinc +92.3%
Contains more Copper +48.6%
Contains more Manganese +343.7%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Potassium - 260
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 49% 22% 37% 6.9% 23% 2.7% 6.8% 17% 60% 3.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 7.5% 7.9% 10% 23% 10% 3.5% 12% 13% 2.2%
Contains more Calcium +310%
Contains more Iron +195%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Zinc +92.3%
Contains more Copper +48.6%
Contains more Manganese +343.7%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Equal in Potassium - 260

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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Celery
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.1%
Contains more Choline +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +452.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 449
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 27% 0% 0% 31% 3% 9.5% 7.7% 10% 16% 2.3% 0% 4% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 27% 5.4% 0% 10% 5.3% 13% 6% 15% 17% 27% 0% 3.3% 73%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.1%
Contains more Choline +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +452.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 449
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Celery
Contains more Protein +91.3%
Contains more Carbs +12.1%
Contains more Other +54.1%
Contains more Fats +88.9%
Equal in Water - 95.43
3% 94%
Protein: 1.32 g
Fats: 0.09 g
Carbs: 3.33 g
Water: 94.12 g
Other: 1.14 g
3% 95%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 2.97 g
Water: 95.43 g
Other: 0.74 g
Contains more Protein +91.3%
Contains more Carbs +12.1%
Contains more Other +54.1%
Contains more Fats +88.9%
Equal in Water - 95.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Celery
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +77.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +58%
19% 21% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.018 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
27% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.032 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.079 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +77.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +58%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nopales Celery Opinion
Net carbs 1.13g 1.37g Celery
Protein 1.32g 0.69g Nopales
Fats 0.09g 0.17g Celery
Carbs 3.33g 2.97g Nopales
Calories 16kcal 16kcal
Fructose 0.37g Celery
Sugar 1.15g 1.34g Nopales
Fiber 2.2g 1.6g Nopales
Calcium 164mg 40mg Nopales
Iron 0.59mg 0.2mg Nopales
Magnesium 52mg 11mg Nopales
Phosphorus 16mg 24mg Celery
Potassium 257mg 260mg Celery
Sodium 21mg 80mg Nopales
Zinc 0.25mg 0.13mg Nopales
Copper 0.052mg 0.035mg Nopales
Manganese 0.457mg 0.103mg Nopales
Selenium 0.7µg 0.4µg Nopales
Vitamin A 457IU 449IU Nopales
Vitamin A RAE 23µg 22µg Nopales
Vitamin E 0mg 0.27mg Celery
Vitamin C 9.3mg 3.1mg Nopales
Vitamin B1 0.012mg 0.021mg Celery
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.057mg Celery
Vitamin B3 0.41mg 0.32mg Nopales
Vitamin B5 0.167mg 0.246mg Celery
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.074mg Celery
Folate 3µg 36µg Celery
Choline 7.3mg 6.1mg Nopales
Vitamin K 5.3µg 29.3µg Celery
Tryptophan 0.014mg 0.009mg Nopales
Threonine 0.04mg 0.02mg Nopales
Isoleucine 0.049mg 0.021mg Nopales
Leucine 0.077mg 0.032mg Nopales
Lysine 0.059mg 0.027mg Nopales
Methionine 0.015mg 0.005mg Nopales
Phenylalanine 0.049mg 0.02mg Nopales
Valine 0.059mg 0.027mg Nopales
Histidine 0.025mg 0.012mg Nopales
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.042g Nopales
Monounsaturated Fat 0.018g 0.032g Celery
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.079g Celery

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nopales Celery
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
10%
Nopales
16%
Celery
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Nopales
10%
Celery

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nopales
Nopales contains less Sodium (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nopales
Nopales is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Nopales
Nopales is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nopales
Nopales is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Nopales - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168571/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.