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Vitamins in Celery

author image Bethany Lalonde
Bethany Lalonde has been a professional writer since 1997. She has published for CBS Health Watch, WebMD, the "Ann Arbor Daily News" and "Entertainment Weekly." She holds two masters degrees from the University of Michigan, in dietetics and nutrition as well as journalism.
Vitamins in Celery
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A vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals, celery keeps almost all of its nutritive value, even when cooked. Whether you eat it as part of a low-fat cooked dish or raw, it is a nutritious addition to your diet. To make sure you receive celery’s full benefit, consume the cooking liquid as well as the celery itself so you don’t lose any water-soluble vitamins.

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is essential for helping blood to clot. Vitamin K deficiency can lead to abnormal bleeding and, over time, can cause low bone density, leading to a higher risk of fractures or brittle bones. While vitamin K is also produced by the bacteria in your digestive tract, you should try to get sufficient vitamin K through your diet. The daily recommended amount is 90 micrograms for adults. A 1-cup serving of chopped raw celery contains around 29 micrograms of vitamin K, about one-third of the daily requirement.

Vitamin C

Celery contains a small amount of vitamin C. Vital for a healthy immune system and for producing and maintaining strong bones and muscles, vitamin C also helps with iron absorption and producing healthy blood vessels, tendons and ligaments. As a water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is not retained by your body, so you need to consume vitamin C every day. The daily recommended amount of vitamin C for adults is between 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men. A 1-cup serving of chopped celery contains a little over 3 milligrams of vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Vital for healthy vision, vitamin A is found in celery. Vitamin A also helps with reproduction and breastfeeding, as well as maintaining healthy soft tissues, skin, teeth and bones. Women should get 2,333 and men 3,000 IU of vitamin A each day. A 1-cup serving of chopped raw celery contains 453 IU of vitamin A, which is 15 to 19 percent of the recommended daily amount.


The B vitamins are essential for energy production in your body. Celery contains the B vitamin folate, which helps with new cell formation and is especially important for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. A 1-cup serving of chopped celery contains 36 micrograms of folate, which is 9 percent of your daily recommended amount of 400 micrograms per day.

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