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Shallot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 7.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Shallot Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
10
Shallot
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
15
Shallot
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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6
Taro
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
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 C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303

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
15%
Shallot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Shallot
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 Shallot Taro Opinion
Calories 72 112 Taro
Protein 2.5 1.5 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 8 4.5 Shallot
Carbs 16.8 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.55 Shallot
Calcium 37 43 Taro
Potassium 334 591 Taro
Magnesium 21 33 Taro
Sugars 7.87 0.4 Shallot
Fiber 3.2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.088 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.4 0.23 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 60 84 Taro
Sodium 12 11 Taro
Vitamin A 4 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.04 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.025 Taro
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.283 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 1 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.041 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.028 0.023 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.069 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.054 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.111 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.067 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.02 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.11 0.082 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.034 Shallot
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