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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Taro Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2.1g 1.5g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 8.53g 26.46g Taro
Calories 37kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.4g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 30mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.36mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 45mg 33mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 50mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 461mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 42mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.45mg 0.23mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.084mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 74IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 141mg 4.5mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.025mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.6mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.303mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 44µg 22µg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1µg Taro
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 0.033g 0.041g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.016g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Taro
Low Fats diet Equal
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
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

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 - 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

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.