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Alfalfa seeds vs. Taro leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Alfalfa seeds and Taro leaves

  • Taro leaves are higher than Alfalfa seeds in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin E , and Copper.
  • Taro leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 65% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw and Taro leaves, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +124.4%
Contains more Calcium +234.4%
Contains more Iron +134.4%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +720.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Manganese +279.8%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 36% 20% 30% 7% 1% 26% 53% 25% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 85% 33% 26% 58% 1% 12% 90% 94% 5%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +124.4%
Contains more Calcium +234.4%
Contains more Iron +134.4%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +720.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Manganese +279.8%
Contains more Selenium +50%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +570.2%
Contains more Choline +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3012.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +10000%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +329.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +256.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 1% 0% 28% 19% 30% 10% 34% 8% 27% 0% 8% 77%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 290% 41% 0% 174% 53% 106% 29% 6% 34% 95% 0% 7% 272%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +570.2%
Contains more Choline +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3012.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +10000%
Contains more Vitamin C +534.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +261.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +329.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin K +256.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +24.8%
Contains more Carbs +219%
Contains more Other +380%
Equal in Fats - 0.74
Equal in Water - 85.66
4% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 2.1 g
Water: 92.82 g
Other: 0.4 g
5% 7% 86% 2%
Protein: 4.98 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 6.7 g
Water: 85.66 g
Other: 1.92 g
Contains more Protein +24.8%
Contains more Carbs +219%
Contains more Other +380%
Equal in Fats - 0.74
Equal in Water - 85.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.06
13% 10% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.409 g
29% 12% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.151 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.307 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.06

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Alfalfa seeds Taro leaves
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alfalfa seeds Taro leaves Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 3g Taro leaves
Protein 3.99g 4.98g Taro leaves
Fats 0.69g 0.74g Taro leaves
Carbs 2.1g 6.7g Taro leaves
Calories 23kcal 42kcal Taro leaves
Fructose 0.12g Alfalfa seeds
Sugar 0.2g 3.01g Alfalfa seeds
Fiber 1.9g 3.7g Taro leaves
Calcium 32mg 107mg Taro leaves
Iron 0.96mg 2.25mg Taro leaves
Magnesium 27mg 45mg Taro leaves
Phosphorus 70mg 60mg Alfalfa seeds
Potassium 79mg 648mg Taro leaves
Sodium 6mg 3mg Taro leaves
Zinc 0.92mg 0.41mg Alfalfa seeds
Copper 0.157mg 0.27mg Taro leaves
Manganese 0.188mg 0.714mg Taro leaves
Selenium 0.6µg 0.9µg Taro leaves
Vitamin A 155IU 4825IU Taro leaves
Vitamin A RAE 8µg 241µg Taro leaves
Vitamin E 0.02mg 2.02mg Taro leaves
Vitamin C 8.2mg 52mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.209mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B2 0.126mg 0.456mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B3 0.481mg 1.513mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B5 0.563mg 0.084mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.146mg Taro leaves
Folate 36µg 126µg Taro leaves
Choline 14.4mg 12.8mg Alfalfa seeds
Vitamin K 30.5µg 108.6µg Taro leaves
Tryptophan 0.048mg Taro leaves
Threonine 0.134mg 0.167mg Taro leaves
Isoleucine 0.143mg 0.26mg Taro leaves
Leucine 0.267mg 0.392mg Taro leaves
Lysine 0.214mg 0.246mg Taro leaves
Methionine 0.079mg Taro leaves
Phenylalanine 0.195mg Taro leaves
Valine 0.145mg 0.256mg Taro leaves
Histidine 0.114mg Taro leaves
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.151g Alfalfa seeds
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.06g Taro leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.409g 0.307g Alfalfa seeds

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alfalfa seeds Taro leaves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Alfalfa seeds
85%
Taro leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Alfalfa seeds
43%
Taro leaves

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.81g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alfalfa seeds
Alfalfa seeds is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alfalfa seeds - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168384/nutrients
  2. Taro leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168487/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.