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Ginger vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ginger and Taro

  • Ginger is richer in Copper, yet Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin E from Taro is 14% higher.

Food types used in this article are Ginger root, 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
Ginger
4
:
4
Taro
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.55

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
Ginger
3
:
7
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.5

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
9
Ginger
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
26%
Taro
Fats
3%
Ginger
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.
Ginger Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Ginger 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 - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.162g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Taro Opinion
Calories 80 112 Taro
Protein 1.82 1.5 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.2 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 4.5 Ginger
Net carbs 15.770000457763672 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 17.77 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.55 Ginger
Calcium 16 43 Taro
Potassium 415 591 Taro
Magnesium 43 33 Ginger
Sugar 1.7 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.226 0.172 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.23 Ginger
Starch
Phosphorus 34 84 Taro
Sodium 13 11 Taro
Vitamin A 0 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.26 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.025 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.6 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 1 Taro
Folate 11 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.016 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.083 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.036 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.051 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.074 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.057 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.013 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.073 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.03 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.