Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Taro vs Beetroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

How are Taro and Beetroot different?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Fiber, while Beetroot is higher in Folate.
  • Beetroot covers your daily need of Folate 22% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 60 times more Vitamin E than Beetroot. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Beetroot contains 0.04mg.

Taro, raw and Beets, raw types were used in this article.

Infographic

Taro vs Beetroot infographic
Infographic link

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
6
:
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains more Potassium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Copper +129.3%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110%
Contains more Potassium +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Copper +129.3%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.2%

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Folate +395.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.9
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% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +322.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60%
Contains more Folate +395.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 4.9

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Beetroot Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 6.76g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.61g Beetroot
Fats 0.2g 0.17g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 9.56g Taro
Calories 112kcal 43kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 6.76g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 16mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.8mg Beetroot
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 40mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 325mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 78mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.35mg Beetroot
Copper 0.172mg 0.075mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 33IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 4.9mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.031mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.04mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.334mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.155mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.067mg Taro
Folate 22µg 109µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.2µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.019mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.047mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.048mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.068mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.058mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.018mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.046mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.056mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.021mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.027g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.032g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.06g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

People also compare

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
12
Beetroot
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
18
Beetroot

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
10%
Beetroot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
10%
Beetroot
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Beetroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.