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Taro vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus 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 richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Garden asparagus
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Garden asparagus
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
28
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
16
Garden asparagus

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
4
:
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.189
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.189

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274
Contains more Vitamin E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Garden asparagus

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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 Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 112 20 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.2 0.12 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 5.6 Garden asparagus
Carbs 26.46 3.88 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 43 24 Taro
Potassium 591 202 Taro
Magnesium 33 14 Taro
Sugars 0.4 1.88 Garden asparagus
Fiber 4.1 2.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.23 0.54 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 84 52 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 76 756 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 2.38 1.13 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.274 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.091 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.04 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.05 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.069 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.054 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.111 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.067 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.02 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.075 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.034 0.049 Garden asparagus
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