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Vegetable vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 2.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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.
Vegetable Taro
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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
Vegetable Taro
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
36
Vegetable
13
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
12
Vegetable
19
Taro

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
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Taro
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +249.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +107.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +249.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +107.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%

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
:
5
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +5527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.4%

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
17%
Vegetable
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Vegetable
1%
Taro

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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 Vegetable Taro Opinion
Calories 65 112 Taro
Protein 2.86 1.5 Vegetable
Fats 0.15 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 3.2 4.5 Taro
Carbs 13.09 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.82 0.55 Vegetable
Calcium 25 43 Taro
Potassium 169 591 Taro
Magnesium 22 33 Taro
Sugars 3.12 0.4 Vegetable
Fiber 4.4 4.1 Vegetable
Copper 0.083 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.49 0.23 Vegetable
Starch
Phosphorus 51 84 Taro
Sodium 35 11 Taro
Vitamin A 4277 76 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.025 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851 0.6 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.074 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.5 1 Vegetable
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.031 0.041 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.029 0.023 Vegetable
Threonine 0.115 0.069 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139 0.054 Vegetable
Leucine 0.19 0.111 Vegetable
Lysine 0.17 0.067 Vegetable
Methionine 0.034 0.02 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12 0.082 Vegetable
Valine 0.149 0.082 Vegetable
Histidine 0.073 0.034 Vegetable
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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