Keeping celery in your fridge allows you to top a stalk with peanut butter for a healthy snack or dice it and toss it in a salad for a satisfying crunch. Celery contains trace amounts of a wide range of vitamins, but eating this commonly available vegetable helps you work toward your recommended daily amount of a couple important ones.
Get Your A and K
One cup of chopped celery has 453 international units of vitamin A, which is about 15 percent of the recommended daily amount for men and 19 percent of the recommended daily amount for women. The same amount of chopped celery has 36 micrograms of folate, which equates to 9 percent of the recommended daily amount for men and women. Additionally, 1 cup of chopped celery has 29.6 micrograms of vitamin K, which is roughly 25 percent and 33 percent of the recommended daily amount, respectively, for men and women. Celery also contains small amounts of many other vitamins, including vitamin C and niacin.
References and ResourcesU.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Celery, Raw
Harvard Health Publications: Listing of Vitamins