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Nutrition Value of Cucumbers and Celery

by
author image Chance Woods
Chance Woods has been a personal trainer since 2002, specializing in fitness and nutrition. She holds a Bachelor of Science in dietetics.
Nutrition Value of Cucumbers and Celery
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Both cucumbers and celery have a very high water content, which makes them very low in calories by volume. In fact, cucumbers and celery are 95.2 and 95.4 percent water, respectively. Not only does their high water content make them an ideal snack choice for dieters, but it also contributes to your daily water intake.

Cucumbers

In each 1/2 cup of cucumber slices with the peel intact, you get 8 calories, 1.89 g of carbohydrates, 0.34 g of protein, 0.06 g of total fat, 0.019 g of saturated fat and 0.3 g of fiber.

Celery

Each a 1/2 cup of chopped celery, you get 8 calories, 1.5 g of carbs, 0.35 g of protein, 0.09 g of total fat, 0.021 g of saturated fat and 0.8 g of fiber.

Cucumbers and Celery

Combining slices of cucumber and celery for a total serving size of 1 cup results in a total macronutrient content of 16 calories, 3.39 g of carbs, 0.69 g of protein, 0.15 g of total fat, 0.04 g of saturated fat and 1.1 g of fiber.

Minerals

The combination of 1/2 cup of cucumber slices and 1/2 cup of celery slices yields 28 mg of calcium, 0.25 mg of iron, 13 mg of magnesium, 24 mg of phosphorus, 207 mg of potassium, 41 mg of sodium, 0.17 mg of zinc, 0.039 mg of copper, 0.093 mg of manganese, 2.7 mcg of fluoride and 0.4 mcg of selenium.

Vitamins

One cup of cucumber and celery contains 3.1 mg of vitamin C, 0.025 mg of thiamine, 0.046 mg of riboflavin, 0.213 mg of niacin, 0.259 mg of pantothenic acid, 0.058 mg of vitamin B-6, 22 mcg of folate, 6.2 mg of choline, 0.2 mg of betaine, 282 international units, or IU, of vitamin A, 159 mcg of beta-carotene, 155 mcg of combined lutein and zeaxanthin, 23.3 mcg of vitamin K and 0.16 mg of vitamin E.

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