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Potato vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Potato and Taro

  • Potato has more Vitamin C, however Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Fiber, Manganese and Copper.
  • Potato covers your daily Vitamin C needs 17% more than Taro.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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
Potato
3
:
5
Taro
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%

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
Potato
5
:
5
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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
18
Potato
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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%
Potato
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Taro
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Potato 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 - 0.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Potato Taro Opinion
Calories 77 112 Taro
Protein 2.05 1.5 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 19.7 4.5 Potato
Carbs 17.49 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.55 Potato
Calcium 12 43 Taro
Potassium 425 591 Taro
Magnesium 23 33 Taro
Sugars 0.82 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.1 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.11 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.3 0.23 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 84 Taro
Sodium 6 11 Potato
Vitamin A 2 76 Taro
Vitamin E 0.01 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.025 Potato
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.6 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.283 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 1 Potato
Folate 15 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.041 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.021 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.067 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.066 0.054 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.107 0.067 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.02 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.103 0.082 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.034 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.