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Taro vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Broccoli different?

  • Taro is richer in Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, and Fiber, while Broccoli is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin B2.
  • Broccoli covers your daily need of Vitamin C 94% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 4 times more Copper than Broccoli. Taro contains 0.172mg of Copper, while Broccoli contains 0.049mg.

Taro, raw and Broccoli, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Taro
5
:
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +251%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Equal in Calcium - 47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 15% 28% 15% 17% 12% 29% 5%
Contains more Potassium +87%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +251%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.3%
Equal in Calcium - 47

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin E +205.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
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 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin E +205.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1882.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +719.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +10060%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

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
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
18
Broccoli

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
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Broccoli

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

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Taro Broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Broccoli Opinion
Calories 112 34 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.2 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 4.5 89.2 Broccoli
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 4.039999961853027 Taro
Carbs 26.46 6.64 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 43 47 Broccoli
Potassium 591 316 Taro
Magnesium 33 21 Taro
Sugar 0.4 1.7 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.6 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.049 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 84 66 Taro
Sodium 11 33 Taro
Vitamin A 76 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 2.38 0.78 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.071 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.639 Broccoli
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.175 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 22 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.039 Broccoli
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.038 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.069 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.054 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.111 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.067 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.02 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.082 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.034 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 0.68 Broccoli

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.