Cabbage vs. Celery

Nutrition comparison of Cabbage and Celery


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

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

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

  • Cabbage has more thiamin.
  • Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Celery has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than cabbage, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than celery.
  • Celery is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cabbage 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: Cabbage (Cabbage, 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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Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of calories - cabbage has 25 calories per 100 grams and celery has 14 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cabbage is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to celery for protein. Cabbage has a macronutrient ratio of 17:80:3 and for celery, 17:72:11 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cabbage Celery
Protein 17% 17%
Carbohydrates 80% 72%
Fat 3% 11%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts carbs - cabbage has 5.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and celery has 3g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in cabbage are made of 56% sugar and 44% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in celery comprise of 54% dietary fiber and 46% sugar.

dietary fiber

Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 56% more dietary fiber than celery - cabbage has 2.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and celery has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of sugar - cabbage has 3.2g of sugar per 100 grams and celery has 1.3g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of protein - cabbage has 1.3g of protein per 100 grams and celery has 0.69g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 10 times more Vitamin C than celery - cabbage has 36.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and celery has 3.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - cabbage has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and celery has 22ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cabbage has 0.15mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and celery has 0.27mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cabbage has 159% more Vitamin K than celery - cabbage has 76ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and celery has 29.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Cabbage Celery
Thiamin 0.061 MG 0.021 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.234 MG 0.32 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.212 MG 0.246 MG
Vitamin B6 0.124 MG 0.074 MG
Folate 43 UG 36 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of calcium - cabbage has 40mg of calcium per 100 grams and celery has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Cabbage and celery contain similar amounts of iron - cabbage has 0.47mg of iron per 100 grams and celery has 0.2mg of iron.

potassium

Celery is a great source of potassium and it has 53% more potassium than cabbage - cabbage has 170mg 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, both cabbage and celery contain significant amounts of kaempferol and quercetin.

Cabbage Celery
apigenin 0.08 mg 2.85 mg
luteolin 0.1 mg 1.05 mg
kaempferol 0.18 mg 0.22 mg
Quercetin 0.28 mg 0.39 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, celery has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than cabbage per 100 grams, however, cabbage contains more alpha-carotene than celery per 100 grams.

Cabbage Celery
beta-carotene 42 UG 270 UG
alpha-carotene 33 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 30 UG 283 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, celery has more linoleic acid than cabbage per 100 grams.

Cabbage Celery
linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.079 G
Total 0.017 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: Cabbage (Cabbage, raw) and Celery (Celery, raw) .

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