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Shallot vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Shallot and Taro

  • Shallot is higher in Iron, yet Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, and Potassium.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 16% more than Shallot.
  • Shallot contains 20 times more Sugar than Taro. While Shallot contains 7.87g of Sugar, Taro contains only 0.4g.

Food varieties used in this article are Shallots, 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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6
Taro
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
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 1% 1% 0% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
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 C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
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.
Shallot Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shallot Taro Opinion
Net carbs 13.6g 22.36g Taro
Protein 2.5g 1.5g Shallot
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Taro
Carbs 16.8g 26.46g Taro
Calories 72kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.87g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 3.2g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 37mg 43mg Taro
Iron 1.2mg 0.55mg Shallot
Magnesium 21mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 60mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 334mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 12mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.4mg 0.23mg Shallot
Copper 0.088mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 4IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E 0.04mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 8mg 4.5mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.025mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.29mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.345mg 0.283mg Shallot
Folate 34µg 22µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.8µg 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.028mg 0.023mg Shallot
Threonine 0.098mg 0.069mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106mg 0.054mg Shallot
Leucine 0.149mg 0.111mg Shallot
Lysine 0.125mg 0.067mg Shallot
Methionine 0.027mg 0.02mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.11mg 0.082mg Shallot
Histidine 0.043mg 0.034mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.041g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039g 0.083g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shallot 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
15
Shallot
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
26%
Taro
Fats
0%
Shallot
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
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.

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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.