celery

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PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vit C, Potassium, Folic Acid, Vit B6, Vit B1
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Calcium, Vit B2
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Compound 3-n butyl phthalide – lowers blood pressure. Leaves contain the most Vit C, Calcium and Potassium
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Electrolyte replacement (contains optimal ratio of sodium to potassium); Treating Gout
PHYTONUTRIENTS Coumarins – cancer preventing by improving detoxification and enhancing white blood cell activity; Cardio-vascular health – tones vascular system and lowering blood pressure
PLANT FAMILY Umbelliferae. Related to: Carrots, Parsnips, Parsley, Fennel, Dill
DANGERS High pesticide levels
RDA Cellery  % RDA
Nutrient Unit per 100g
Water g 95.43
Energy kcal 16
Protein g 0.69
Total lipid (fat) g 0.17
Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.97
Fiber, total dietary g 1.6
Sugars, total g 1.83
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000 40 4.0%
Iron, Fe mg 8 0.2 2.5%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420 11 2.6%
Phosphorus, P mg 700 24 3.4%
Potassium, K mg 470 260 55.3%
Sodium, Na mg 80
Zinc, Zn mg 11 0.13 1.2%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 0.035 3.9%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 0.103 4.5%
Selenium, Se µg 55 0.4 0.7%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 90 3.1 3.4%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.021 1.8%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.057 4.4%
Niacin mg 16 0.32 2.0%
Pantothenic acid mg 5 0.246 4.9%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 0.074 4.4%
Folate, total µg 400 36 9.0%
Choline, total mg 6.1
Betaine mg 0.1
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0%
Vitamin A, RAE mcg 900 22.45 2.5%
Vitamin E, total mg 15 0.27 1.8%
Vitamin D IU 600 0 0.0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120 29.3 24.4%

Notes:

Recommended Dietary Amount (RDA) is based upon recommendations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Recommendations. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute: http://www.foodcomp.dk/v7/fcdb_details.asp?FoodId=1156

Other information sources:

Online database of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Online nutrient breakdown of foods: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

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