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Taro vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taro and Arrowroot

  • Taro is higher in Fiber, Manganese, and Copper, yet Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily Folate needs 79% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 7 times more Calcium than Arrowroot. While Taro contains 43mg of Calcium, Arrowroot contains only 6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Taro, raw and Arrowroot, 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
Taro
5
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Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%

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
Taro
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Folate +1436.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.266
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.2%
Contains more Folate +1436.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.266

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 12.09g Taro
Protein 1.5g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 26.46g 13.39g Taro
Calories 112kcal 65kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g g Arrowroot
Fiber 4.1g 1.3g Taro
Calcium 43mg 6mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 33mg 25mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 591mg 454mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 26mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.172mg 0.121mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 19IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 1.9mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.059mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.292mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.266mg Taro
Folate 22µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.004g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Arrowroot
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
18
Taro
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
31
Arrowroot

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
9%
Taro
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.