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Garlic vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Garlic and Taro

  • Garlic has more Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however Taro is higher in Vitamin E .
  • Garlic covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 73% more than Taro.
  • Garlic has 20 times more Selenium than Taro. While Garlic has 14.2µg of Selenium, Taro has only 0.7µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Garlic, raw and Taro, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Garlic
5
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3
Taro
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%

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
Garlic
7
:
3
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +744.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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 +593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +744.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Folate +633.3%

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
43
Garlic
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Garlic
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.
Garlic Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Garlic 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 - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Taro Opinion
Calories 149 112 Garlic
Protein 6.36 1.5 Garlic
Fats 0.5 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin C 31.2 4.5 Garlic
Net carbs 30.959999084472656 22.360000610351562 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 26.46 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 0.55 Garlic
Calcium 181 43 Garlic
Potassium 401 591 Taro
Magnesium 25 33 Taro
Sugar 1 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.1 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.299 0.172 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.23 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 84 Garlic
Sodium 17 11 Taro
Vitamin A 9 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.08 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.095 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.025 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 0.6 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.303 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.283 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 1 Garlic
Folate 3 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.083 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066 0.023 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 0.069 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 0.054 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 0.111 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 0.067 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 0.02 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 0.082 Garlic
Valine 0.291 0.082 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 0.034 Garlic
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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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.