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Brussels sprout vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Brussels sprout and Taro?

  • Brussels sprout is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, and Polyunsaturated fat, while Taro is higher in Copper, Vitamin E , and Potassium.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 147% higher.
  • Taro has 1843 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout has 153g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Taro has 0.083g.
  • Taro is lower in Sugar.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Taro, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +154.5%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Equal in Calcium - 43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +154.5%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +892.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +17600%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 +892.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +17600%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Taro Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 22.36g Taro
Protein 3.38g 1.5g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.2g Brussels sprout
Carbs 8.95g 26.46g Taro
Calories 43kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 3.8g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 42mg 43mg Taro
Iron 1.4mg 0.55mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 69mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 389mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 25mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.42mg 0.23mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 754IU 76IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 4.5mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.095mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.025mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.6mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.303mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 61µg 22µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 1µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.023mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12mg 0.069mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.054mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.111mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.067mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.02mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.082mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.082mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.034mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.016g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.083g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout 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
81
Brussels sprout
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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%
Brussels sprout
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.