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Artichoke vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Artichoke and Taro

  • Artichoke is higher in Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, and Magnesium, yet Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 15% more than Artichoke.
  • Artichoke contains 15 times more Vitamin K than Taro. While Artichoke contains 14.8µg of Vitamin K, Taro contains only 1µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Artichokes, (globe or french), 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 +132.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Copper +34.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Equal in Calcium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 84
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 48% 43% 39% 33% 13% 14% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +132.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Copper +34.3%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Equal in Calcium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 84

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 C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1380%
Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 39% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 51% 0% 37%
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 C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1380%
Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Artichoke Taro Opinion
Net carbs 5.11g 22.36g Taro
Protein 3.27g 1.5g Artichoke
Fats 0.15g 0.2g Taro
Carbs 10.51g 26.46g Taro
Calories 47kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.99g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 5.4g 4.1g Artichoke
Calcium 44mg 43mg Artichoke
Iron 1.28mg 0.55mg Artichoke
Magnesium 60mg 33mg Artichoke
Phosphorus 90mg 84mg Artichoke
Potassium 370mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 94mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.49mg 0.23mg Artichoke
Copper 0.231mg 0.172mg Artichoke
Vitamin A 13IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.19mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 4.5mg Artichoke
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.025mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 1.046mg 0.6mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 0.303mg Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.116mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 68µg 22µg Artichoke
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.8µg 1µg Artichoke
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 0.036g 0.041g Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Artichoke Taro
Low Fats diet ok
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
19
Artichoke
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
35
Artichoke
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
20%
Artichoke
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
11%
Artichoke
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Artichoke
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 83mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.