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Olive vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Olive and Taro

  • Olive has more Iron, and Copper, while Taro has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Olive's daily need coverage for Iron is 34% higher.
  • Taro contains 67 times less Sodium than Olive. Olive contains 735mg of Sodium, while Taro contains 11mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large) 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
Olive
3
:
5
Taro
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +104.7%
Contains more Copper +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +7287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +725%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 124% 27% 1% 3% 84% 6% 2% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +104.7%
Contains more Copper +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +7287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +725%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23

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
Olive
2
:
8
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1521.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3044.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 25% 33% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 4% 0%
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 A +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1521.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3044.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
6
Olive
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
43
Olive
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
5%
Olive
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
6%
Olive
26%
Taro
Fats
49%
Olive
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.
Olive Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Olive 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 contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 724mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.374g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
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 Olive Taro Opinion
Calories 115 112 Olive
Protein 0.84 1.5 Taro
Fats 10.68 0.2 Olive
Vitamin C 0.9 4.5 Taro
Net carbs 3.059999942779541 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 6.26 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.3 0.55 Olive
Calcium 88 43 Olive
Potassium 8 591 Taro
Magnesium 4 33 Taro
Sugar 0 0.4 Olive
Fiber 3.2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.251 0.172 Olive
Zinc 0.22 0.23 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 3 84 Taro
Sodium 735 11 Taro
Vitamin A 403 76 Olive
Vitamin E 1.65 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.003 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0 0.025 Taro
Vitamin B3 0.037 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.015 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.009 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.4 1 Olive
Folate 0 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.415 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 7.888 0.016 Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.911 0.083 Olive
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.026 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.031 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.05 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.032 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.012 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.029 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.038 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.023 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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.