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Carb info for Celery

Celery Carbs, Nutritional Information, and Low-Carb Recipes

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Updated May 21, 2014

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Celery is a friend to low-carb eaters, mostly as a great vehicle for peanut butter, dips, tuna salad, etc. It also gives us a fair amount of vitamins and minerals for very little carbohydrate and calories.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Celery

  • ½ cup chopped celery: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 8 calories
  • 1 small celery stalk (5" long): 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate and 3 calories
  • 1 medium celery stalk (7-8" long): 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 6 calories
  • 1 large celery stalk (11-12" long): 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 10 calories

Glycemic Index for Celery

As with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of celery.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Estimated Glycemic Load of Celery

  • ½ cup chopped celery: 1
  • 1 small celery stalk (5" long): 0
  • 1 medium celery stalk (7-8" long): 0
  • 1 large celery stalk (11-12" long): 1

More Information About the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Celery

Celery is a very good source of fiber. It is an excellent source of Vitamin K, a good source of Vitamin A and potassium, and contains smaller amounts of many other nutrients including Vitamin C.

Low-Carb Recipes with Celery

More Information About Celery at Calorie Count.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

United States Department of Agriculture. "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods - 2007. November 2007

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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