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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
:
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Contains more Calcium +616.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Iron +303.6%
Contains more Zinc +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Contains more Vitamin C +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Arrowroot

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Arrowroot
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Taro Arrowroot Opinion
Calories 112 65 Taro
Protein 1.5 4.24 Arrowroot
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 4.5 1.9 Taro
Carbs 26.46 13.39 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 2.22 Arrowroot
Calcium 43 6 Taro
Potassium 591 454 Taro
Magnesium 33 25 Taro
Sugars 0.4 Arrowroot
Fiber 4.1 1.3 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.121 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.63 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 84 98 Arrowroot
Sodium 11 26 Taro
Vitamin A 76 19 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.143 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.059 Arrowroot
Vitamin B3 0.6 1.693 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.292 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.266 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 22 338 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.039 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.004 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.092 Arrowroot
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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. 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.