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Broccoli vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broccoli and Taro different?

  • Broccoli is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin B2, while Taro is higher in Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin C 94% more than Taro.
  • Broccoli contains 102 times more Vitamin K than Taro. Broccoli contains 101.6µg of Vitamin K, while Taro contains 1µg.

Broccoli, raw and Taro, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +251%
Equal in Calcium - 43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Copper +251%
Equal in Calcium - 43

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 A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Vitamin E +205.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
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 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Vitamin E +205.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
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.
Broccoli 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Taro Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2.82g 1.5g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 26.46g Taro
Calories 34kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g g Broccoli
Sugar 1.7g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.6g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 47mg 43mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.55mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 66mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 316mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 33mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.41mg 0.23mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 623IU 76IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 4.5mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.025mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.6mg Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.303mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 63µg 22µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 1µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.023mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.069mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.054mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.111mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.067mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.02mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.082mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.082mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.034mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.041g Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
65
Broccoli
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.