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Cauliflower vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cauliflower and Taro

  • Cauliflower has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin B5, however Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cauliflower covers your daily need of Vitamin C 49% more than Taro.
  • Cauliflower has 16 times more Vitamin K than Taro. While Cauliflower has 15.5µg of Vitamin K, Taro has only 1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cauliflower, 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 Zinc +17.4%
Contains more Iron +31%
Contains more Calcium +95.5%
Contains more Potassium +97.7%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Contains more Iron +31%
Contains more Calcium +95.5%
Contains more Potassium +97.7%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%

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 C +971.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1450%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
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 +971.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1450%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%

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
30
Cauliflower
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
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
12%
Cauliflower
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
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.
Cauliflower 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 minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cauliflower 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 - 1.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Taro Opinion
Calories 25 112 Taro
Protein 1.92 1.5 Cauliflower
Fats 0.28 0.2 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 48.2 4.5 Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.55 Taro
Calcium 22 43 Taro
Potassium 299 591 Taro
Magnesium 15 33 Taro
Sugar 1.91 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.039 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.27 0.23 Cauliflower
Starch
Phosphorus 44 84 Taro
Sodium 30 11 Taro
Vitamin A 0 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.08 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.025 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.667 0.303 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15.5 1 Cauliflower
Folate 57 22 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.016 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.02 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.076 0.069 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071 0.054 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.217 0.067 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02 0.02
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.125 0.082 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056 0.034 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 Cauliflower

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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.