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Taro vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 3.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
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 richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Onion
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Onion
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
6
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
6
Onion

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
:
1
Onion
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%

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
7
:
2
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Onion

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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 Onion Opinion
Calories 112 40 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.1 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.1 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 7.4 Onion
Carbs 26.46 9.34 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.21 Taro
Calcium 43 23 Taro
Potassium 591 146 Taro
Magnesium 33 10 Taro
Sugars 0.4 4.24 Onion
Fiber 4.1 1.7 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.039 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.17 Taro
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 84 29 Taro
Sodium 11 4 Onion
Vitamin A 76 2 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.02 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.046 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.027 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.116 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.123 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.12 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 0.4 Taro
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.042 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.013 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.017 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.014 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.021 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.014 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.025 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.039 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.002 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.025 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.021 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.014 Taro
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