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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
:
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
:
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%

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
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 the food
Protein
33%
Pea
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Pea
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.
Pea Taro
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.