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Carrot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Carrot and Taro

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin K, however Taro has more Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 92% more.
  • Carrot has 13 times more Vitamin K than Taro. Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, while Taro has 1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Carrots, 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
Carrot
1
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7
Taro
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23

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
Carrot
5
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5
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +21881.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1220%
Contains more Vitamin E +260.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
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 +21881.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1220%
Contains more Vitamin E +260.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Taro Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.93g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.24g 0.2g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 26.46g Taro
Calories 41kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot
Sugar 4.74g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.8g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 33mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.3mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 12mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 35mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 320mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 69mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.24mg 0.23mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 16706IU 76IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 4.5mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.025mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.6mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 19µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 1µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.191mg 0.069mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.054mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.101mg 0.067mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.02mg
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.069mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.04mg 0.034mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.041g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.083g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carrot 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
98
Carrot
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.