Beets vs. Celery

Nutrition comparison of Beets and Celery


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

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

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

  • Both beets and celery are high in potassium.
  • Beet has more folate.
  • Beet is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Celery has 4 times less sugar than beet.
  • Celery has 67% less calories than beet.
  • Celery has 69% less carbohydrates than beet.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beets 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: Beets (Beets, 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 67% less calories than beet - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and celery has 14 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beets is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to celery for protein. Beets has a macronutrient ratio of 14:83:3 and for celery, 17:72:11 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beets Celery
Protein 14% 17%
Carbohydrates 83% 72%
Fat 3% 11%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Celery has 69% less carbohydrates than beet - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and celery has 3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in beets are made of 71% sugar and 29% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in celery comprise of 54% dietary fiber and 46% sugar.

dietary fiber

Beet is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 75% more dietary fiber than celery - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and celery has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Celery has 4 times less sugar than beet - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and celery has 1.3g of sugar.



Protein

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Beets and celery contain similar amounts of protein - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and celery has 0.69g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beets and celery are low in saturated fat - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and celery has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beets and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and celery has 3.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Celery has 1000% more Vitamin A than beet - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and celery has 22ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Beets and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and celery has 0.27mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Celery has 145 times more Vitamin K than beet - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and celery has 29.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Beet has more folate. Both beets and celery contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Beets Celery
Thiamin 0.031 MG 0.021 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.334 MG 0.32 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.155 MG 0.246 MG
Vitamin B6 0.067 MG 0.074 MG
Folate 109 UG 36 UG

Minerals

calcium

Celery has 150% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and celery has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Beet has 300% more iron than celery - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and celery has 0.2mg of iron.

potassium

Both beets and celery are high in potassium. Beet has 25% more potassium than celery - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and celery has 260mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds,

Beets Celery
luteolin 0.37 mg 1.05 mg
Quercetin 0.13 mg 0.39 mg
apigenin ~ 2.85 mg
kaempferol ~ 0.22 mg

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,

Beets Celery
beta-carotene 20 UG 270 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 283 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Beets Celery
linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.079 G
Total 0.055 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: Beets (Beets, raw) and Celery (Celery, raw) .

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