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Taro vs Sweet potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 3.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.023g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)
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 Sweet potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index 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 Sweet potato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
80
Sweet potato
Mineral Summary Score
19
Taro
15
Sweet potato

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
6
:
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +13.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +10.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +75.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +13.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +10.9%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%

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 C +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +18567.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.557
Contains more Vitamin C +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +18567.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.557

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
9%
Sweet potato
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
20%
Sweet potato
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Sweet potato

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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 Sweet potato Opinion
Calories 112 86 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.57 Sweet potato
Fats 0.2 0.05 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 2.4 Taro
Carbs 26.46 20.12 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.61 Sweet potato
Calcium 43 30 Taro
Potassium 591 337 Taro
Magnesium 33 25 Taro
Sugars 0.4 4.18 Sweet potato
Fiber 4.1 3 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.151 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.3 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 84 47 Taro
Sodium 11 55 Taro
Vitamin A 76 14187 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 2.38 0.26 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.078 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.061 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.557 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.8 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.209 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 1.8 Sweet potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.018 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.001 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.014 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.069 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.054 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.111 0.092 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.066 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.082 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.034 0.031 Taro
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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