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Taro vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
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 Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot 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 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.
Taro Bamboo shoot
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Bamboo shoot
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
13
Taro
11
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
16
Bamboo shoot

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
Taro
5
:
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Equal in Potassium - 533
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Equal in Potassium - 533

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
Taro
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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
9%
Taro
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Bamboo shoot

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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 Taro Bamboo shoot Opinion
Calories 112 27 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.6 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.2 0.3 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 4.5 4 Taro
Carbs 26.46 5.2 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.5 Taro
Calcium 43 13 Taro
Potassium 591 533 Taro
Magnesium 33 3 Taro
Sugars 0.4 3 Bamboo shoot
Fiber 4.1 2.2 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.19 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 0.23 1.1 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 84 59 Taro
Sodium 11 4 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 76 20 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 1 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.15 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.07 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.6
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.161 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.24 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.069 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.007 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.023 0.027 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.069 0.086 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.054 0.088 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.111 0.14 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.067 0.134 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.02 0.03 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.09 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.082 0.106 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.034 0.042 Bamboo shoot
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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