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Eggplant vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Eggplant and Taro?

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Manganese in Taro is higher than in Eggplant.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 15% more.

We used Eggplant, raw 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
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Taro
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 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 +139.1%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
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 B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
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 B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Folate - 22

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
Eggplant
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
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
6%
Eggplant
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Eggplant
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.
Eggplant Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eggplant 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 - 3.13g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Eggplant Taro Opinion
Calories 25 112 Taro
Protein 0.98 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.18 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 2.2 4.5 Taro
Carbs 5.88 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.55 Taro
Calcium 9 43 Taro
Potassium 229 591 Taro
Magnesium 14 33 Taro
Sugar 3.53 0.4 Taro
Fiber 3 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.081 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.16 0.23 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 24 84 Taro
Sodium 2 11 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.3 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.025 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.6 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 1 Eggplant
Folate 22 22
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.041 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.016
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.009 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.037 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.045 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.064 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.047 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.011 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.053 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.023 0.034 Taro
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.