Rhubarb vs. Celery

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Celery


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

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

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

  • Both rhubarb and celery are high in potassium.
  • Celery has more pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, 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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Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of calories - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and celery has 14 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to celery for protein. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for celery, 17:72:11 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Celery
Protein 16% 17%
Carbohydrates 78% 72%
Fat 6% 11%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both rhubarb and celery are low in carbohydrates - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and celery has 3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and celery has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and celery has 1.3g of sugar.



Protein

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Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of protein - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and celery has 0.69g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both rhubarb and celery are low in saturated fat - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and celery has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Rhubarb has 158% more Vitamin C than celery - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and celery has 3.1mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and celery has 0.27mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and celery has 29.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Rhubarb Celery
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.021 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 0.32 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.246 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.074 MG
Folate 7 UG 36 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 115% more calcium than celery - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and celery has 40mg of calcium.

iron

Rhubarb and celery contain similar amounts of iron - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and celery has 0.2mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and celery are high in potassium. Rhubarb has 11% more potassium than celery - rhubarb has 288mg 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 rhubarb and celery contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Rhubarb Celery
beta-carotene 61 UG 270 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 283 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Rhubarb Celery
linoleic acid 0.099 G 0.079 G
Total 0.099 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Celery (Celery, raw) .

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