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Garden asparagus vs. Taro leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Garden asparagus and Taro leaves

  • Taro leaves are higher than Garden asparagus in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Taro leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 56% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Asparagus, raw and Taro leaves, raw.

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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.
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.7%
Contains more Selenium +155.6%
Contains more Calcium +345.8%
Contains more Magnesium +221.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +220.8%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +351.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63% 21% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 85% 33% 26% 58% 1% 12% 90% 94% 5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.7%
Contains more Selenium +155.6%
Contains more Calcium +345.8%
Contains more Magnesium +221.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +220.8%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +351.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.25

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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Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +538.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.4%
Contains more Folate +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +161.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 290% 41% 0% 174% 53% 106% 29% 6% 34% 95% 0% 272%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +538.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +828.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +223.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.4%
Contains more Folate +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +161.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +126.4%
Contains more Fats +516.7%
Contains more Carbs +72.7%
Contains more Other +231%
Equal in Water - 85.66
2% 4% 93%
Protein: 2.2 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 3.88 g
Water: 93.22 g
Other: 0.58 g
5% 7% 86% 2%
Protein: 4.98 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 6.7 g
Water: 85.66 g
Other: 1.92 g
Contains more Protein +126.4%
Contains more Fats +516.7%
Contains more Carbs +72.7%
Contains more Other +231%
Equal in Water - 85.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +514%
44% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
29% 12% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.151 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.307 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +514%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Garden asparagus Taro leaves
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden asparagus Taro leaves Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 3g Taro leaves
Protein 2.2g 4.98g Taro leaves
Fats 0.12g 0.74g Taro leaves
Carbs 3.88g 6.7g Taro leaves
Calories 20kcal 42kcal Taro leaves
Fructose 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 3.01g Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1g 3.7g Taro leaves
Calcium 24mg 107mg Taro leaves
Iron 2.14mg 2.25mg Taro leaves
Magnesium 14mg 45mg Taro leaves
Phosphorus 52mg 60mg Taro leaves
Potassium 202mg 648mg Taro leaves
Sodium 2mg 3mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 0.41mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.189mg 0.27mg Taro leaves
Manganese 0.158mg 0.714mg Taro leaves
Selenium 2.3µg 0.9µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 756IU 4825IU Taro leaves
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 241µg Taro leaves
Vitamin E 1.13mg 2.02mg Taro leaves
Vitamin C 5.6mg 52mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.209mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.456mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 1.513mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.146mg Taro leaves
Folate 52µg 126µg Taro leaves
Vitamin K 41.6µg 108.6µg Taro leaves
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.048mg Taro leaves
Threonine 0.084mg 0.167mg Taro leaves
Isoleucine 0.075mg 0.26mg Taro leaves
Leucine 0.128mg 0.392mg Taro leaves
Lysine 0.104mg 0.246mg Taro leaves
Methionine 0.031mg 0.079mg Taro leaves
Phenylalanine 0.075mg 0.195mg Taro leaves
Valine 0.115mg 0.256mg Taro leaves
Histidine 0.049mg 0.114mg Taro leaves
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.151g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.06g Taro leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.307g Taro leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Garden asparagus Taro leaves
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
29%
Garden asparagus
91%
Taro leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Garden asparagus
43%
Taro leaves

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/nutrients
  2. Taro leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168487/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.