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Garden asparagus vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garden asparagus and Taro different?

  • Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B2 and Folate, however Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin E and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Garden asparagus is 34% higher.
  • Garden asparagus contains 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Taro. While Garden asparagus contains 0.141mg of Vitamin B2, Taro contains only 0.025mg.

Asparagus, raw and Taro, raw are the varieties 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
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Taro
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.172

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 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Contains more Folate +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
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 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Contains more Folate +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Garden asparagus
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
27
Garden asparagus
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 the food
Protein
13%
Garden asparagus
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Garden asparagus
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Garden asparagus
1%
Taro

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Garden asparagus Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus 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 contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 1.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Garden asparagus Taro Opinion
Calories 20 112 Taro
Protein 2.2 1.5 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.12 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 5.6 4.5 Garden asparagus
Carbs 3.88 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.14 0.55 Garden asparagus
Calcium 24 43 Taro
Potassium 202 591 Taro
Magnesium 14 33 Taro
Sugars 1.88 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.1 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.189 0.172 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54 0.23 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 52 84 Taro
Sodium 2 11 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756 76 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.095 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141 0.025 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.978 0.6 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.091 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 41.6 1 Garden asparagus
Folate 52 22 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.041 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.027 0.023 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084 0.069 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075 0.054 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128 0.111 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104 0.067 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031 0.02 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.115 0.082 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049 0.034 Garden asparagus
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.