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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 Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +42.1%

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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Taro Opinion
Net carbs 12.09g 22.36g Taro
Protein 4.24g 1.5g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 13.39g 26.46g Taro
Calories 65kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.4g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 6mg 43mg Taro
Iron 2.22mg 0.55mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 25mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 98mg 84mg Arrowroot
Potassium 454mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 26mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.63mg 0.23mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.121mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 19IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.9mg 4.5mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.095mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 0.025mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 1.693mg 0.6mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.266mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 338µg 22µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.041g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092g 0.083g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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.