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Chrysanthemum vs. Taro — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chrysanthemum and Taro

  • Chrysanthemum is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, yet Taro is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Chrysanthemum covers your daily Vitamin K needs 291% more than Taro.
  • Chrysanthemum contains 29 times more Vitamin A RAE than Taro. While Chrysanthemum contains 116µg of Vitamin A RAE, Taro contains only 4µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Taro is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chrysanthemum, garland, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +172.1%
Contains more Iron +316.4%
Contains more Zinc +208.7%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Copper +25.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 591
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 86% 23% 24% 51% 16% 20% 46% 123% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Contains more Calcium +172.1%
Contains more Iron +316.4%
Contains more Zinc +208.7%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Copper +25.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 591

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +2952.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +476%
Contains more Folate +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +34900%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 140% 0% 0% 5% 33% 34% 10% 14% 41% 133% 0% 0% 875%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2952.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +476%
Contains more Folate +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +34900%
Contains more Vitamin C +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +124%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Water +29.4%
Contains more Other +38.3%
Contains more Carbs +776.2%
3% 3% 91%
Protein: 3.36 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 3.02 g
Water: 91.4 g
Other: 1.66 g
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
Contains more Protein +124%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Water +29.4%
Contains more Other +38.3%
Contains more Carbs +776.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chrysanthemum Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Chrysanthemum Taro Opinion
Net carbs 0.02g 22.36g Taro
Protein 3.36g 1.5g Chrysanthemum
Fats 0.56g 0.2g Chrysanthemum
Carbs 3.02g 26.46g Taro
Calories 24kcal 112kcal Taro
Sugar 0.4g Chrysanthemum
Fiber 3g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 117mg 43mg Chrysanthemum
Iron 2.29mg 0.55mg Chrysanthemum
Magnesium 32mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 54mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 567mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 118mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.71mg 0.23mg Chrysanthemum
Copper 0.137mg 0.172mg Taro
Manganese 0.943mg 0.383mg Chrysanthemum
Selenium 0.7µg Taro
Vitamin A 2320IU 76IU Chrysanthemum
Vitamin A RAE 116µg 4µg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin E 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin C 1.4mg 4.5mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.13mg 0.095mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B2 0.144mg 0.025mg Chrysanthemum
Vitamin B3 0.531mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.221mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.176mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 177µg 22µg Chrysanthemum
Choline 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 350µg 1µg Chrysanthemum
Tryptophan 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g Chrysanthemum
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chrysanthemum Taro
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
99%
Chrysanthemum
17%
Taro
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chrysanthemum
26%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 107mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chrysanthemum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169995/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.