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Drumstick tree vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Drumstick tree and Taro different?

  • Drumstick tree is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Folate, while Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 152% more than Taro.
  • Drumstick tree contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Taro. Drumstick tree contains 0.794mg of Vitamin B5, while Taro contains 0.303mg.

Drumstick pods, raw and Taro, raw types were used 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 Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%

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 +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 76
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 76
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

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
52
Drumstick tree
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
20
Drumstick tree
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
13%
Drumstick tree
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Drumstick tree
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Drumstick tree
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.
Drumstick tree 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

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Drumstick tree Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Taro Opinion
Calories 37 112 Taro
Protein 2.1 1.5 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 141 4.5 Drumstick tree
Net carbs 5.329999923706055 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 8.53 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.36 0.55 Taro
Calcium 30 43 Taro
Potassium 461 591 Taro
Magnesium 45 33 Drumstick tree
Sugar 0.4 Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.084 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.45 0.23 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 50 84 Taro
Sodium 42 11 Taro
Vitamin A 74 76 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.074 0.025 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.6 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794 0.303 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 44 22 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.041 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102 0.016 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
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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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.