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Taro vs Artichoke - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taro and Artichoke

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese, yet Artichoke is higher in Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 15% more than Artichoke.
  • Taro contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Artichoke. While Taro contains 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, Artichoke contains only 0.116mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Taro, raw and Artichokes, (globe or french), 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
2
:
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Iron +132.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +34.3%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Equal in Calcium - 44
Equal in Phosphorus - 90
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 14% 33% 43% 77% 14% 39% 13%
Contains more Potassium +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Iron +132.7%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +34.3%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Equal in Calcium - 44
Equal in Phosphorus - 90

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1380%
Contains more Folate +209.1%
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 39% 1% 4% 0% 18% 16% 20% 21% 27% 0% 37% 51%
Contains more Vitamin A +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +1380%
Contains more Folate +209.1%

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 Artichoke
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Artichoke Opinion
Calories 112kcal 47kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 3.27g Artichoke
Fats 0.2g 0.15g Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 11.7mg Artichoke
Net carbs 22.36g 5.11g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 10.51g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 1.28mg Artichoke
Calcium 43mg 44mg Artichoke
Potassium 591mg 370mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 60mg Artichoke
Sugar 0.4g 0.99g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 5.4g Artichoke
Copper 0.172mg 0.231mg Artichoke
Zinc 0.23mg 0.49mg Artichoke
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 90mg Artichoke
Sodium 11mg 94mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 13IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.19mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.072mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.066mg Artichoke
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.046mg Artichoke
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.338mg Artichoke
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.116mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 14.8µg Artichoke
Folate 22µg 68µg Artichoke
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.036g Artichoke
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.005g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.064g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Artichoke
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
19
Artichoke
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
35
Artichoke

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
20%
Artichoke
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
11%
Artichoke
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Artichoke

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 83mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Artichoke
Artichoke is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Artichoke
Artichoke is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Artichoke - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169205/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.