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Pea vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pea and Taro

  • Pea has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Taro has more Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 39% more.
  • Pea has 25 times more Vitamin K than Taro. Pea has 24.8µg of Vitamin K, while Taro has 1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peas, green, 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
Pea
5
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2
Taro
Contains more Iron +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +439.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +439.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
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
Pea
7
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3
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +788.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +906.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +428%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2380%
Contains more Folate +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1730.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 +788.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +906.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +428%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2380%
Contains more Folate +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1730.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Taro Opinion
Calories 81kcal 112kcal Taro
Protein 5.42g 1.5g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.2g Pea
Vitamin C 40mg 4.5mg Pea
Net carbs 8.75g 22.36g Taro
Carbs 14.45g 26.46g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.47mg 0.55mg Pea
Calcium 25mg 43mg Taro
Potassium 244mg 591mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 33mg
Sugar 5.67g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 5.7g 4.1g Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.172mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 0.23mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 108mg 84mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 11mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 76IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.095mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.025mg Pea
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.6mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.283mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 1µg Pea
Folate 65µg 22µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.016g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.083g Pea
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.023mg Pea
Threonine 0.203mg 0.069mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.054mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.111mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.067mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.02mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.082mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.082mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.034mg Pea
Fructose 0.39g g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Pea
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Pea
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea 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 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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.