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Pumpkin vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pumpkin and Taro

  • Pumpkin has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin B2, however Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Pumpkin covers your daily Vitamin A needs 47% more than Taro.
  • Taro has 4 times less Vitamin B2 than Pumpkin. Pumpkin has 0.11mg of Vitamin B2, while Taro has 0.025mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pumpkin, 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
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Taro
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Calcium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 7% 30% 9% 43% 9% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Calcium +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%

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 C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +11101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin E +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +363.9%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin K - 1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 30% 511% 22% 0% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 0% 3% 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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +11101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin E +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +363.9%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.303
Equal in Vitamin K - 1

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
55
Pumpkin
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
18
Pumpkin
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
6%
Pumpkin
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
7%
Pumpkin
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Pumpkin
1%
Taro

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

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Pumpkin 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 is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.36g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin Taro Opinion
Calories 26 112 Taro
Protein 1 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.1 0.2 Taro
Vitamin C 9 4.5 Pumpkin
Carbs 6.5 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.55 Pumpkin
Calcium 21 43 Taro
Potassium 340 591 Taro
Magnesium 12 33 Taro
Sugar 2.76 0.4 Taro
Fiber 0.5 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.127 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.32 0.23 Pumpkin
Starch
Phosphorus 44 84 Taro
Sodium 1 11 Pumpkin
Vitamin A 8513 76 Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.06 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.025 Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.6
Vitamin B5 0.298 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.061 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.1 1 Pumpkin
Folate 16 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.052 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.005 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.012 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.029 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.031 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.046 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.054 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.011 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.032 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.035 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.016 0.034 Taro
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.