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Napa cabbage vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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.
Napa cabbage Taro
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Napa cabbage Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
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
4
Napa cabbage
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
7
Napa cabbage
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
:
6
Taro
Contains more Iron +34.5%
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Contains more Iron +34.5%
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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
:
7
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +246.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +664.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025
Contains more Vitamin A +246.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +664.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025

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
7%
Napa cabbage
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
2%
Napa cabbage
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Napa cabbage
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 Napa cabbage Taro Opinion
Calories 12 112 Taro
Protein 1.1 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.17 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 3.2 4.5 Taro
Carbs 2.23 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.74 0.55 Napa cabbage
Calcium 29 43 Taro
Potassium 87 591 Taro
Magnesium 8 33 Taro
Sugars 0.4 Taro
Fiber 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.096 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.14 0.23 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 19 84 Taro
Sodium 11 11
Vitamin A 263 76 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.025
Vitamin B3 0.466 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.035 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 Taro
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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