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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" charts 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 Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Manganese +65.1%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27% 31% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Manganese +65.1%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%

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 B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Contains more Choline +150.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 4% 9%
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 B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Contains more Choline +150.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Folate - 22

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Taro
Contains more Water +30.7%
Contains more Protein +53.1%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +350%
Contains more Other +81.8%
6% 92%
Protein: 0.98 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 5.88 g
Water: 92.3 g
Other: 0.66 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 Water +30.7%
Contains more Protein +53.1%
Contains more Fats +11.1%
Contains more Carbs +350%
Contains more Other +81.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Taro
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.016
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083
27% 13% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.076 g
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.016
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Eggplant 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Taro Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.98g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Taro
Carbs 5.88g 26.46g Taro
Calories 25kcal 112kcal Taro
Fructose 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 3g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 9mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.23mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 14mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 24mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 229mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 2mg 11mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.081mg 0.172mg Taro
Manganese 0.232mg 0.383mg Taro
Selenium 0.3µg 0.7µg Taro
Vitamin A 23IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 4µg Taro
Vitamin E 0.3mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4.5mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.025mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 0.6mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 22µg 22µg
Choline 6.9mg 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 3.5µg 1µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.037mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.045mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.064mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.047mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.011mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.053mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.023mg 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.041g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.016g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eggplant 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
8%
Eggplant
17%
Taro
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Eggplant
26%
Taro

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 is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 24)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. 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.