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Potato vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Potato Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato 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
16
Potato
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
14
Potato
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
Potato
3
:
5
Taro
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%

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
Potato
5
:
4
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Contains more Vitamin C +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
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
12%
Potato
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Potato
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 Potato Taro Opinion
Calories 77 112 Taro
Protein 2.05 1.5 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 19.7 4.5 Potato
Carbs 17.49 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.55 Potato
Calcium 12 43 Taro
Potassium 425 591 Taro
Magnesium 23 33 Taro
Sugars 0.82 0.4 Potato
Fiber 2.1 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.11 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.3 0.23 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 84 Taro
Sodium 6 11 Potato
Vitamin A 2 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.01 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.025 Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.6 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.283 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 1 Potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.041 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.021 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.067 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.066 0.054 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.107 0.067 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.02 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.103 0.082 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.034 Potato
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