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Jalapeño vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Jalapeño and Taro?

  • Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , and Vitamin A RAE, however Taro is richer in Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 127% more.
  • Taro contains 19 times less Vitamin K than Jalapeño. Jalapeño contains 18.5µg of Vitamin K, while Taro contains 1µg.

We used Peppers, jalapeno, 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
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Taro
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +273.9%

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 +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
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 +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303

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.
Jalapeño 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 Jalapeño Taro Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.91g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.37g 0.2g Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5g 26.46g Taro
Calories 29kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.8g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 12mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.25mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 15mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 26mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 248mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 3mg 11mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.14mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.046mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 1078IU 76IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 2.38mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 118.6mg 4.5mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.025mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 0.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.303mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.283mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 22µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 1µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.016g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.083g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño 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
64
Jalapeño
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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%
Jalapeño
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño 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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.