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Nori vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nori and Taro

  • Nori is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Iron, and Copper, yet Taro is richer in Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Nori is 38% higher.
  • Nori contains 65 times more Vitamin A RAE than Taro. Nori contains 260µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Taro contains 4µg.

Food types used in this article are Seaweed, laver, 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
Nori
4
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4
Taro
Contains more Calcium +62.8%
Contains more Iron +227.3%
Contains more Zinc +356.5%
Contains more Copper +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1550%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Calcium +62.8%
Contains more Iron +227.3%
Contains more Zinc +356.5%
Contains more Copper +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1550%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%

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
Nori
8
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2
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +6744.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 10%
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 +6744.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Taro Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 22.36g Taro
Protein 5.81g 1.5g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.2g Nori
Carbs 5.11g 26.46g Taro
Calories 35kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.49g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 0.3g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 70mg 43mg Nori
Iron 1.8mg 0.55mg Nori
Magnesium 2mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 58mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 356mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 48mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 1.05mg 0.23mg Nori
Copper 0.264mg 0.172mg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 76IU Nori
Vitamin E 1mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 39mg 4.5mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.095mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.025mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 0.6mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.303mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 146µg 22µg Nori
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4µg 1µg Nori
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.023mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg 0.069mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg 0.054mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg 0.111mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg 0.067mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg 0.02mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg 0.082mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg 0.082mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg 0.034mg Nori
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.016g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g 0.083g Nori

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nori 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
67
Nori
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
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
35%
Nori
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Nori
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.