How many calories in Celery? See below, the Celery calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with the Celery nutrition facts and the health benefits of Celery to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.
Celery refers to the crunchy green stalks, known as petioles, rather than the root which is called celeriac. The entire plant is edible, although before eating the leaves, just try them first as they can taste bitter.
Celery is packed with vitamin K, with one serving providing more than a third of our recommended daily intake (RDI).
A chemical, 3-butylphthalide, is found in celery and is believed to relax the muscle lining of our blood vessels which reduces our blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to the University of Chicago, if we eat four stalks per day. Celery also contains a compound, psoralens, which is believed to help prevent psoriasis.
Calories in celery are extremely low, such that they are almost not worth counting. A serving (100g or 3.5oz) has just 14 calories if raw and 18 calories if cooked. In fact the effort or energy required to eat raw celery is thought to burn more than the calorie content of the vegetable itself, hence the term, negative calories. The American poet Ogden Nash said of celery, “celery raw develops the jaw, but celery stewed is more quietly chewed”.
When juicing celery in the juicer, include all of the vegetable, stalks, leaves etc. Celery juice is believed to be good for our intestinal tract and adds flexibility to our muscles. The Nutritional Health Alliance says celery helps to clean the urinary tract and cleanse our blood given the presence of apiol. When a little lemon juice is added to celery juice, it is thought to clear acidosis caused by diabetes and bring relief if you are suffering from a cold.
Ladies, if you are pregnant, you are advised not to eat celery seeds and you might want to take a look at "What to Expect When You're Expecting" - a must-have book for parents-to-be.
Compare the nutrition and calories in Celery with the other vegetable varieties.
Below we have two calorie tables and a nutrient table comparing both raw and cooked celery. All of our calorie and nutrition information is provided by the US Department of Agriculture.
|Serving Size||Calories per Serving|
|100 grams||16 kcal (67 kJ)|
|1 cup chopped, (101 g)||16 kcal (68 kJ)|
|1 NLEA Serving, (110 g)||18 kcal (74 kJ)|
|1 stalk, large (11"-12" long), (64 g)||10 kcal (43 kJ)|
|1 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long), (40 g)||6 kcal (27 kJ)|
|1 stalk, small (5" long), (17 g)||3 kcal (11 kJ)|
|1 strip (4" long), (4 g)||1 kcal (3 kJ)|
|1 tbsp, (7.5 g)||1 Kcal (5 kJ)|
|Serving Size||Calories per Serving|
|100 grams||18 kcal (74 kJ)|
|1 cup, diced, (150 g)||27 kcal (111 kJ)|
|2 stalks, (75 g)||14 kcal (56 kJ)|
|Nutritional value of celery per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Scientific Name: Apium graveolens
|Nutrient||Celery,raw||Celery, cooked, |
|Water||91.02 g||89.13 g|
|Energy||57 kJ (14 kcal)||75 kJ (18 kcal)|
|Protein||0.69 g||0.83 g|
|Carbohydrates||2.97 g||4.01 g|
|Total Fat:||0.17 g||0.16 g|
|Fiber||1.6 g||1.6 g|
|Sugars, total||1.83 g||2.37 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0 g|
|Calcium, Ca||40 mg (4%)||4.2 mg (4.2%)|
|Iron, Fe||0.20 mg (1%)||0.42 mg (2.3%)|
|Magnesium, Mg||11 mg (3%)||12 mg (3%)|
|Phosphorus, P||24 mg (2.4%)||25 mg (2.5%)|
|Potassium, K||260 mg (5.5%)||284 mg (6%)|
|Sodium, Na||80 mg (3%)||91 mg (4%)|
|Zinc, Zn||0.13 mg (1%)||0.14 mg (1%)|
|Copper, Cu||0.035 mg (2%)||0.036 mg (2%)|
|Manganese, Mn||0.103 mg (5%)||0.106 mg (5%)|
|Selenium, Se||0.4 mcg (0.6%)||1.0 mcg (1.4%)|
|Vitamin C||3.1 mg (5%)||6.1 mg (10%)|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.021 mg (1.4%)||0.043 mg (3%)|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.057 mg (3%)||0.047 mg (2.8%)|
|Niacin (Vit. B3)||0.320 mg (1.6%)||0.319 mg (1.6%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.246 mg (2.6%)||0.195 mg (2%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.074 mg (4%)||0.086 mg (4.3%)|
|Folate (Vit. B9)||36 mcg (9%)||22 mcg (5.5%)|
|Vitamin A||449 IU (9%)||579 IU (12%)|
|Vitamin E||0.27 mg (1.4%)||0.35 mg (1.8%)|
|Vitamin K||29.3 mcg (37%)||37.8 mcg (47%)|
|Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.|
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