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Gratin vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Gratin and Taro

  • Gratin has more Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin C, while Taro has more Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Gratin's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 23% higher.
  • Taro contains 39 times less Sodium than Gratin. Gratin contains 433mg of Sodium, while Taro contains 11mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Taro is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter 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
Gratin
4
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4
Taro
Contains more Calcium +176.7%
Contains more Iron +16.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Potassium +49.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 24% 15% 49% 35% 57% 19% 54%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +176.7%
Contains more Iron +16.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Potassium +49.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
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
Gratin
5
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5
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 33% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 9% 0% 0%
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 A +247.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.6%
Contains more Folate +100%

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.
Gratin Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gratin Taro Opinion
Net carbs 9.47g 22.36g Taro
Protein 5.06g 1.5g Gratin
Fats 7.59g 0.2g Gratin
Carbs 11.27g 26.46g Taro
Calories 132kcal 112kcal Gratin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.4g Gratin
Fiber 1.8g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 119mg 43mg Gratin
Iron 0.64mg 0.55mg Gratin
Magnesium 20mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 113mg 84mg Gratin
Potassium 396mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 433mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.69mg 0.23mg Gratin
Copper 0.16mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 264IU 76IU Gratin
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.9mg 4.5mg Gratin
Vitamin B1 0.064mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.025mg Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.993mg 0.6mg Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.387mg 0.303mg Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.174mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 11µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.07mg 0.023mg Gratin
Threonine 0.192mg 0.069mg Gratin
Isoleucine 0.284mg 0.054mg Gratin
Leucine 0.443mg 0.111mg Gratin
Lysine 0.381mg 0.067mg Gratin
Methionine 0.117mg 0.02mg Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.254mg 0.082mg Gratin
Valine 0.325mg 0.082mg Gratin
Histidine 0.151mg 0.034mg Gratin
Cholesterol 23mg 0mg Taro
Trans Fat g 0g Gratin
Saturated Fat 4.733g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 2.149g 0.016g Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.276g 0.083g Gratin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gratin 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
15
Gratin
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
36
Gratin
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
30%
Gratin
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
11%
Gratin
26%
Taro
Fats
35%
Gratin
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 422mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taro
Taro is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.692g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/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.