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Chinese broccoli vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chinese broccoli and Taro?

  • Chinese broccoli is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, however Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Chinese broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 70% more.
  • Taro contains 21 times less Vitamin A RAE than Chinese broccoli. Chinese broccoli contains 82µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Taro contains 4µg.

We used Broccoli, chinese, cooked and Taro, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.9%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +182%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 22% 13% 18% 24% 1% 11% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.9%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +182%
Equal in Iron - 0.55

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 +2055.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +526.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +8380%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +304.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 99% 10% 0% 94% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 75% 0% 212%
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 +2055.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +526.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +8380%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +304.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese broccoli Taro Opinion
Net carbs 1.31g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.14g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.72g 0.2g Chinese broccoli
Carbs 3.81g 26.46g Taro
Calories 22kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.84g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.5g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 100mg 43mg Chinese broccoli
Iron 0.56mg 0.55mg Chinese broccoli
Magnesium 18mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 41mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 261mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 7mg 11mg Chinese broccoli
Zinc 0.39mg 0.23mg Chinese broccoli
Copper 0.061mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 1638IU 76IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 0.48mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.2mg 4.5mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.095mg
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.025mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.437mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.159mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 99µg 22µg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 84.8µg 1µg Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g 0.016g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.33g 0.083g Chinese broccoli

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chinese 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
48
Chinese broccoli
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
17
Chinese 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
7%
Chinese broccoli
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Chinese broccoli
26%
Taro
Fats
3%
Chinese broccoli
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
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. Chinese broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.