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Peppers vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppers and Taro different?

  • Peppers are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin B2, while Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Fiber, Potassium, Manganese and Phosphorus.
  • Peppers covers your daily need of Vitamin C 264% more than Taro.
  • Peppers contain 15 times more Vitamin A than Taro. Peppers contain 59µg of Vitamin A, while Taro contains 4µg.

Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Taro, raw types were used 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 more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
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
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Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +5288.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1330%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +396.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 18%
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 +5288.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1330%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +396.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Equal in Folate - 22

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
90
Peppers
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
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
12%
Peppers
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Peppers
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.
Peppers Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppers Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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 - 4.7g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Peppers Taro Opinion
Calories 40 112 Taro
Protein 2 1.5 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 242.5 4.5 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.55 Peppers
Calcium 18 43 Taro
Potassium 340 591 Taro
Magnesium 25 33 Taro
Sugars 5.1 0.4 Taro
Fiber 1.5 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.174 0.172 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.23 Peppers
Starch
Phosphorus 46 84 Taro
Sodium 7 11 Peppers
Vitamin A 1179 76 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.025 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.6 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 1 Peppers
Folate 23 22 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.041 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.083 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.023 Peppers
Threonine 0.074 0.069 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065 0.054 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.089 0.067 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.02 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.084 0.082 Peppers
Histidine 0.041 0.034 Peppers
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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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.