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Arrowroot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Arrowroot and Taro

  • Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron and Vitamin B3, yet Taro is higher in Fiber, Manganese and Copper.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 79% more than Taro.
  • Arrowroot contains 4 times more Iron than Taro. While Arrowroot contains 2.22mg of Iron, Taro contains only 0.55mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Arrowroot, raw and Taro, 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" 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 +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%

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
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Taro
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Folate +1436.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Folate +1436.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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
35
Arrowroot
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
26
Taro

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
25%
Arrowroot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Taro

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.
Arrowroot Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Arrowroot Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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 Arrowroot Taro Opinion
Calories 65 112 Taro
Protein 4.24 1.5 Arrowroot
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 1.9 4.5 Taro
Carbs 13.39 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.22 0.55 Arrowroot
Calcium 6 43 Taro
Potassium 454 591 Taro
Magnesium 25 33 Taro
Sugars 0.4 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.121 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.63 0.23 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 98 84 Arrowroot
Sodium 26 11 Taro
Vitamin A 19 76 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.095 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059 0.025 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693 0.6 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.266 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 338 22 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.041 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092 0.083 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.