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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 more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 4% 48% 3% 64% 30% 26% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +378.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Calcium +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
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 C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 2% 20% 0% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 0% 0% 6%
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 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +280%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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 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

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Bamboo shoot Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 21)
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Taro Opinion
Calories 27 112 Taro
Protein 2.6 1.5 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3 0.2 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 4 4.5 Taro
Net carbs 3 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 5.2 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 0.55 Taro
Calcium 13 43 Taro
Potassium 533 591 Taro
Magnesium 3 33 Taro
Sugar 3 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.19 0.172 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1 0.23 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 59 84 Taro
Sodium 4 11 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20 76 Taro
Vitamin E 1 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.095 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.025 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.6
Vitamin B5 0.161 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.24 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1 Taro
Folate 7 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.069 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134 0.083 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.027 0.023 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086 0.069 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088 0.054 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14 0.111 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134 0.067 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03 0.02 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09 0.082 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106 0.082 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042 0.034 Bamboo shoot
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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.