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Taro vs Cassava - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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.
Taro Cassava
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals 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
Taro Cassava
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
14
Cassava
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
10
Cassava

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
7
:
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +118.1%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains less Sodium -21.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +118.1%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +211.1%
Contains less Sodium -21.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +90%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.087
Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +90%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.087

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
8%
Cassava
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
38%
Cassava
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Cassava

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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 Cassava Opinion
Calories 112 160 Cassava
Protein 1.5 1.36 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.28 Cassava
Vitamin C 4.5 20.6 Cassava
Carbs 26.46 38.06 Cassava
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.27 Taro
Calcium 43 16 Taro
Potassium 591 271 Taro
Magnesium 33 21 Taro
Sugars 0.4 1.7 Cassava
Fiber 4.1 1.8 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.1 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.34 Cassava
Starch
Phosphorus 84 27 Taro
Sodium 11 14 Taro
Vitamin A 76 13 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.19 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.087 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.048 Cassava
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.854 Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.107 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.088 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 1.9 Cassava
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.074 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.075 Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.048 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.019 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.028 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.027 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.039 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.044 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.011 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.026 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.035 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.02 Taro
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