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Carbs in Celeriac (Celery Root)

Nutritional Information for Celeriac


Updated May 21, 2014

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Celeriac (celery root) is the root of a variety of celery, though a different variety than we usually eat as celery. It differs from most root vegetables in that it is not very starchy. The flavor is mild and reminiscent of celery.

Celeriac is a little intimidating when you first look at it, as it's quite knobbly and rough. You just have to take a deep breath and a sharp knife and cut off the brown part. How To Peel Celeriac (with photo) Then you can slice it or chop it however you want.

Celeriac can be used instead of potato in many recipes, such as soups, stews, latkes (potato pancakes), gratins, chopped small in a food processor for "rice", and pureed.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Celeriac (Celery Root)

  • ½ cup raw celeriac* : 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 21 calories
  • 1 oz. raw celeriac: 2.5 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus .5 gram fiber and 12 calories
  • 4 oz. (¼ lb.) raw celeriac: 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 47 calories

    *(NOTE: In the USDA database, "1 cup of raw celeriac" is equated to 156 grams of the vegetable, which is a little over 5½ ounces. This seems way off to me. I have weighed several different celery roots - sliced, chopped, and processed into small pieces. It always comes out between 3 and 4 ounces per cup. Therefore, in a rare departure from the database, I am using 3½ ounces (about 100 grams) to equal one cup. If you want to be sure, it's probably more accurate to weigh it.)

Glycemic Index for Celeriac

There is no scientific study of the glycemic index of celeriac.

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Estimated Glycemic Load of Celeriac

  • ½ cup raw celeriac: 2
  • 1 oz. celeriac: 1
  • 4 oz. (¼ lb.) celeriac: 4

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Health Benefits of Celeriac

Like celery, celeriac is an excellent source of vitamin K. It is also a very good source of fiber, a good source of Vitamin C and phosphorus. It is a fair source of potassium.

Low-Carb Recipes with Celeriac

More Information About Celeriac at Calorie Count.

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USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21-.
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