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Taro leaves vs. Pumpkin leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro leaves and Pumpkin leaves different?

  • Taro leaves are richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Calcium, and Potassium, while Pumpkin leaves are higher in Phosphorus.
  • Taro leaves covers your daily need of Vitamin C 46% more than Pumpkin leaves.
  • Taro leaves contain 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Pumpkin leaves. Taro leaves contain 0.456mg of Vitamin B2, while Pumpkin leaves contain 0.128mg.

Taro leaves, raw and Pumpkin leaves, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +174.4%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Copper +103%
Contains more Manganese +101.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.22
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 84% 32% 26% 57% 0.39% 11% 90% 93% 4.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 83% 27% 45% 38% 1.4% 5.5% 44% 46% 4.9%
Contains more Calcium +174.4%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.6%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +105%
Contains more Copper +103%
Contains more Manganese +101.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.22
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 290% 40% 0% 173% 52% 105% 28% 5% 34% 95% 0% 7% 272%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 117% 0% 0% 37% 24% 30% 17% 2.5% 48% 27% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +58.1%
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Carbs +187.6%
Contains more Other +54.8%
Equal in Water - 92.88
5% 7% 86% 2%
Protein: 4.98 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 6.7 g
Water: 85.66 g
Other: 1.92 g
3% 2% 93%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 2.33 g
Water: 92.88 g
Other: 1.24 g
Contains more Protein +58.1%
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Carbs +187.6%
Contains more Other +54.8%
Equal in Water - 92.88

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1295.5%
29% 12% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.151 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.307 g
74% 19% 8%
Saturated Fat: 0.207 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.052 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.022 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1295.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro leaves Pumpkin leaves
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro leaves Pumpkin leaves Opinion
Net carbs 3g 2.33g Taro leaves
Protein 4.98g 3.15g Taro leaves
Fats 0.74g 0.4g Taro leaves
Carbs 6.7g 2.33g Taro leaves
Calories 42kcal 19kcal Taro leaves
Sugar 3.01g Pumpkin leaves
Fiber 3.7g Taro leaves
Calcium 107mg 39mg Taro leaves
Iron 2.25mg 2.22mg Taro leaves
Magnesium 45mg 38mg Taro leaves
Phosphorus 60mg 104mg Pumpkin leaves
Potassium 648mg 436mg Taro leaves
Sodium 3mg 11mg Taro leaves
Zinc 0.41mg 0.2mg Taro leaves
Copper 0.27mg 0.133mg Taro leaves
Manganese 0.714mg 0.355mg Taro leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 4825IU 1942IU Taro leaves
Vitamin A RAE 241µg 97µg Taro leaves
Vitamin E 2.02mg Taro leaves
Vitamin C 52mg 11mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B1 0.209mg 0.094mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B2 0.456mg 0.128mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B3 1.513mg 0.92mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B5 0.084mg 0.042mg Taro leaves
Vitamin B6 0.146mg 0.207mg Pumpkin leaves
Folate 126µg 36µg Taro leaves
Choline 12.8mg Taro leaves
Vitamin K 108.6µg Taro leaves
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.041mg Taro leaves
Threonine 0.167mg 0.156mg Taro leaves
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.156mg Taro leaves
Leucine 0.392mg 0.318mg Taro leaves
Lysine 0.246mg 0.2mg Taro leaves
Methionine 0.079mg 0.054mg Taro leaves
Phenylalanine 0.195mg 0.171mg Taro leaves
Valine 0.256mg 0.181mg Taro leaves
Histidine 0.114mg 0.05mg Taro leaves
Saturated Fat 0.151g 0.207g Taro leaves
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06g 0.052g Taro leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.307g 0.022g Taro leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro leaves Pumpkin leaves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
85%
Taro leaves
23%
Pumpkin leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
43%
Taro leaves
31%
Pumpkin leaves

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro leaves
Taro leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin leaves
Pumpkin leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.01g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Taro leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168487/nutrients
  2. Pumpkin leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169272/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.