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Chili pepper vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chili pepper and Taro?

  • Chili pepper is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Iron, however Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Fiber, Manganese, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 155% more.
  • Taro contains 14 times less Vitamin K than Chili pepper. Chili pepper contains 14µg of Vitamin K, while Taro contains 1µg.

We used Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Taro, raw types in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +87.3%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +83.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +87.3%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Potassium +83.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%

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
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Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +3093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +3093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Equal in Folate - 22

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Taro Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.87g 1.5g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.2g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 26.46g Taro
Calories 40kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.3g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.5g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 14mg 43mg Taro
Iron 1.03mg 0.55mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 43mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 322mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 9mg 11mg Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26mg 0.23mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 952IU 76IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 4.5mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.025mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.6mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.283mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 22µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 1µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.023mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.069mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.054mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.089mg 0.067mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.02mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.084mg 0.082mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.034mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.016g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.083g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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
66
Chili pepper
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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
11%
Chili pepper
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.9g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.