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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 Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 55% 64% 18% 66% 36% 3% 32% 100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 105% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 3% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Taro Opinion
Net carbs 30.96g 22.36g Garlic
Protein 6.36g 1.5g Garlic
Fats 0.5g 0.2g Garlic
Carbs 33.06g 26.46g Garlic
Calories 149kcal 112kcal Garlic
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.1g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 181mg 43mg Garlic
Iron 1.7mg 0.55mg Garlic
Magnesium 25mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 153mg 84mg Garlic
Potassium 401mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 17mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 1.16mg 0.23mg Garlic
Copper 0.299mg 0.172mg Garlic
Vitamin A 9IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.08mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.2mg 4.5mg Garlic
Vitamin B1 0.2mg 0.095mg Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.025mg Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.6mg Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.596mg 0.303mg Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235mg 0.283mg Garlic
Folate 3µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 1µg Garlic
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.023mg Garlic
Threonine 0.157mg 0.069mg Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217mg 0.054mg Garlic
Leucine 0.308mg 0.111mg Garlic
Lysine 0.273mg 0.067mg Garlic
Methionine 0.076mg 0.02mg Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183mg 0.082mg Garlic
Valine 0.291mg 0.082mg Garlic
Histidine 0.113mg 0.034mg Garlic
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249g 0.083g Garlic

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic Taro
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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 - 24)
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)

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.