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Arrowroot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arrowroot Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Arrowroot
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
20
Arrowroot
19
Taro

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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5
Taro
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
6
Taro
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Taro

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Arrowroot Taro Opinion
Calories 65 112 Taro
Protein 4.24 1.5 Arrowroot
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 1.9 4.5 Taro
Carbs 13.39 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.22 0.55 Arrowroot
Calcium 6 43 Taro
Potassium 454 591 Taro
Magnesium 25 33 Taro
Sugars 0.4 Taro
Fiber 1.3 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.121 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.63 0.23 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 98 84 Arrowroot
Sodium 26 11 Taro
Vitamin A 19 76 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.095 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059 0.025 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693 0.6 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.266 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.041 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092 0.083 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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