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Cucumber vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cucumber and Taro

  • Cucumber has more Vitamin K, however Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Taro covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 19% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber has 16 times more Vitamin K than Taro. While Cucumber has 16.4µg of Vitamin K, Taro has only 1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cucumber, with peel, 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
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Taro
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +96.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +319.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +96.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +319.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%

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 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin K +1540%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +607.5%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
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 A +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin K +1540%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +607.5%
Contains more Folate +214.3%

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
9
Cucumber
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
8
Cucumber
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
4%
Cucumber
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Cucumber
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Cucumber
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.
Cucumber Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Cucumber 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 - 1.27g)
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 richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cucumber Taro Opinion
Calories 15 112 Taro
Protein 0.65 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.11 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 2.8 4.5 Taro
Net carbs 3.130000114440918 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 3.63 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.28 0.55 Taro
Calcium 16 43 Taro
Potassium 147 591 Taro
Magnesium 13 33 Taro
Sugar 1.67 0.4 Taro
Fiber 0.5 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.041 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.2 0.23 Taro
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 84 Taro
Sodium 2 11 Cucumber
Vitamin A 105 76 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.03 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.033 0.025 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.098 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.259 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 16.4 1 Cucumber
Folate 7 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.041 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.032 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.005 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.019 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.021 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.029 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.029 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.006 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.019 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.022 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.01 0.034 Taro
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.