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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, and Vitamin A, 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 less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.172
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
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 A +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +5288.9%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
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 +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +5288.9%
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

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.
Peppers Taro
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Taro Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2g 1.5g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 9.46g 26.46g Taro
Calories 40kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 5.1g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.5g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 18mg 43mg Taro
Iron 1.2mg 0.55mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 46mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 340mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 7mg 11mg Peppers
Zinc 0.3mg 0.23mg Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.172mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 76IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 4.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.025mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.6mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 23µg 22µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 1µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.023mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.069mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.054mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.089mg 0.067mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg 0.02mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.084mg 0.082mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.034mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.041g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.083g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers Taro
Low Fats diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
12%
Peppers
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Peppers
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (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?
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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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.