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How many calories are in celery?

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There are 3 calories in one small stalk of celery measuring about 5 inches long. That is about 0.6 ounce of raw celery. Cooking the celery could potentially change the amount of calories it has.

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How many calories are in celery?
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In 0.6 ounce of celery, 0.57 ounce consists of water and 0.3 gram of it is sugar. Raw celery is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and it is a great source of essential vitamins and minerals. It is known to be a complementary food and is best paired with protein. Many prefer to eat celery sticks with some peanut butter. Celery is quite filling on its own, but the full feeling lasts longer when celery is paired with protein. Most of the calories in celery come from sugars.

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