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Bamboo shoot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bamboo shoot and Taro

  • Bamboo shoot is richer in Zinc, yet Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Fiber, Magnesium, and Manganese.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 5 times more Zinc than Taro. Bamboo shoot contains 1.1mg of Zinc, while Taro contains 0.23mg.

Food types used in this article are Bamboo shoots, 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
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Equal in Copper - 0.172

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 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 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 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Taro Opinion
Net carbs 3g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2.6g 1.5g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Bamboo shoot
Carbs 5.2g 26.46g Taro
Calories 27kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.2g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 13mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.5mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 3mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 59mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 533mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 4mg 11mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 0.23mg Bamboo shoot
Copper 0.19mg 0.172mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 1mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 4.5mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.095mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.6mg
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 7µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.023mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg 0.069mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.054mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.111mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.067mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.02mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.082mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.082mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.034mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.083g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot 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
14
Bamboo shoot
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
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
16%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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 ($)

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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.