Baby Carrots vs. Celery

Nutrition comparison of Baby Carrots and Celery


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of baby carrots versus celery (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in baby carrots and celery:

  • Both baby carrots and celery are high in potassium.
  • Baby carrot is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Baby carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Celery has 60% less calories than baby carrot.
Detailed nutritional comparison of baby carrots and celery is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) and Celery (Celery, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Celery has 60% less calories than baby carrot - baby carrot has 35 calories per 100 grams and celery has 14 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, baby carrots is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to celery per calorie. Baby carrots has a macronutrient ratio of 7:91:3 and for celery, 18:73:10 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Baby Carrots Celery
Protein 7% 18%
Carbohydrates 91% 73%
Fat 3% 10%
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carbohydrates

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts carbs - baby carrot has 8.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and celery has 3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in baby carrots are made of 62% sugar and 38% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in celery comprise of 54% dietary fiber and 46% sugar.

dietary fiber

Baby carrot is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 81% more dietary fiber than celery - baby carrot has 2.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and celery has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts of sugar - baby carrot has 4.8g of sugar per 100 grams and celery has 1.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts of protein - baby carrot has 0.64g of protein per 100 grams and celery has 0.69g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both baby carrots and celery are low in saturated fat - baby carrot has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and celery has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - baby carrot has 2.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and celery has 3.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Baby carrot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 30 times more Vitamin A than celery - baby carrot has 690ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and celery has 22ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Celery and baby carrots contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - celery has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and baby carrot does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - baby carrot has 9.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and celery has 29.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Both baby carrots and celery contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Baby Carrots Celery
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.021 MG
Riboflavin 0.036 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.556 MG 0.32 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.401 MG 0.246 MG
Vitamin B6 0.105 MG 0.074 MG
Folate 27 UG 36 UG

Minerals

calcium

Baby carrots and celery contain similar amounts of calcium - baby carrot has 32mg of calcium per 100 grams and celery has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Baby carrot has 345% more iron than celery - baby carrot has 0.89mg of iron per 100 grams and celery has 0.2mg of iron.

potassium

Both baby carrots and celery are high in potassium. Baby carrot is very similar to baby carrot for potassium - baby carrot has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and celery has 260mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both baby carrots and celery contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Baby Carrots Celery
beta-carotene 6391 UG 270 UG
alpha-carotene 3767 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 358 UG 283 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both baby carrots and celery contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Baby Carrots Celery
linoleic acid 0.057 G 0.079 G
Total 0.057 G 0.079 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Baby Carrots (Carrots, baby, raw) and Celery (Celery, raw) .

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