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Onion vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Onion and Taro

  • The amount of Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus and Magnesium in Taro is higher than in Onion.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 16% more than Onion.
  • Taro has 11 times less Sugars than Onion. Onion has 4.24g of Sugars, while Taro has 0.4g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Onions, 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
Onion
1
:
7
Taro
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%

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
Onion
2
:
8
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
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 +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Onion
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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 the food
Protein
7%
Onion
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Taro

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Onion Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion 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 Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 3.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Onion Taro Opinion
Calories 40 112 Taro
Protein 1.1 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.1 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 7.4 4.5 Onion
Carbs 9.34 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.55 Taro
Calcium 23 43 Taro
Potassium 146 591 Taro
Magnesium 10 33 Taro
Sugars 4.24 0.4 Taro
Fiber 1.7 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.039 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.17 0.23 Taro
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 84 Taro
Sodium 4 11 Onion
Vitamin A 2 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.02 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.025 Onion
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 1 Taro
Folate 19 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.014 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.021 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.014 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.025 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.039 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.002 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.021 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.014 0.034 Taro
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.