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Kohlrabi vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kohlrabi and Taro different?

  • Kohlrabi is higher in Vitamin C, however Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Manganese, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kohlrabi is 64% higher.
  • Kohlrabi contains 7 times more Sugar than Taro. While Kohlrabi contains 2.6g of Sugar, Taro contains only 0.4g.

Kohlrabi, raw and Taro, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
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Taro
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +666.7%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 14% 20% 31% 3% 1% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +666.7%
Contains more Copper +33.3%

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
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Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +1277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 10% 0% 207% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 12% 0% 1%
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 +1277.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kohlrabi Taro Opinion
Net carbs 2.6g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.7g 1.5g Kohlrabi
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Taro
Carbs 6.2g 26.46g Taro
Calories 27kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.6g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 3.6g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 24mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.4mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 19mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 46mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 350mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 20mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.03mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.129mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 36IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.48mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 62mg 4.5mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.025mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.165mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.15mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 16µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.049mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.078mg 0.054mg Kohlrabi
Leucine 0.067mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.056mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.013mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.039mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.05mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.019mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.013g 0.041g Kohlrabi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kohlrabi 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
25
Kohlrabi
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
17
Kohlrabi
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
10%
Kohlrabi
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
6%
Kohlrabi
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Kohlrabi
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.