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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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5
Taro
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +251%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Calcium - 43
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +251%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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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3
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
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 C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broccoli 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 - 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 - 21)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Taro Opinion
Calories 34 112 Taro
Protein 2.82 1.5 Broccoli
Fats 0.37 0.2 Broccoli
Vitamin C 89.2 4.5 Broccoli
Net carbs 4.039999961853027 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 6.64 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.73 0.55 Broccoli
Calcium 47 43 Broccoli
Potassium 316 591 Taro
Magnesium 21 33 Taro
Sugar 1.7 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.6 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.049 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.41 0.23 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 66 84 Taro
Sodium 33 11 Taro
Vitamin A 623 76 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.117 0.025 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639 0.6 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.573 0.303 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 101.6 1 Broccoli
Folate 63 22 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.041 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.033 0.023 Broccoli
Threonine 0.088 0.069 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079 0.054 Broccoli
Leucine 0.129 0.111 Broccoli
Lysine 0.135 0.067 Broccoli
Methionine 0.038 0.02 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117 0.082 Broccoli
Valine 0.125 0.082 Broccoli
Histidine 0.059 0.034 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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.