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Taro vs Rapini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Taro and Rapini

  • Taro is richer in Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, yet Rapini is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Rapini is 186% higher.
  • Taro contains 4 times more Copper than Rapini. Taro contains 0.172mg of Copper, while Rapini contains 0.042mg.

Food types used in this article are Taro, raw and Broccoli raab, 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
:
3
Rapini
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +309.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Calcium +151.2%
Contains more Zinc +234.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 33% 18% 16% 14% 22% 32% 5%
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +309.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Calcium +151.2%
Contains more Zinc +234.8%

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
2
:
8
Rapini
Contains more Vitamin E +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +22300%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.322
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 68% 158% 33% 0% 41% 30% 23% 20% 40% 0% 560% 63%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +348.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +3350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +22300%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.322

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
86
Rapini
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
27
Rapini

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
19%
Rapini
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
3%
Rapini
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Rapini

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

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Taro Rapini
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 contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rapini
Rapini is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rapini
Rapini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rapini
Rapini 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 Rapini Opinion
Calories 112 22 Taro
Protein 1.5 3.17 Rapini
Fats 0.2 0.49 Rapini
Vitamin C 4.5 20.2 Rapini
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 0.15000000596046448 Taro
Carbs 26.46 2.85 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 2.14 Rapini
Calcium 43 108 Rapini
Potassium 591 196 Taro
Magnesium 33 22 Taro
Sugar 0.4 0.38 Rapini
Fiber 4.1 2.7 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.042 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.77 Rapini
Starch
Phosphorus 84 73 Taro
Sodium 11 33 Taro
Vitamin A 76 2622 Rapini
Vitamin E 2.38 1.62 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.162 Rapini
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.129 Rapini
Vitamin B3 0.6 1.221 Rapini
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.322 Rapini
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.171 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 224 Rapini
Folate 22 83 Rapini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.05 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.026 Rapini
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.13 Rapini
Tryptophan 0.023 0.043 Rapini
Threonine 0.069 0.106 Rapini
Isoleucine 0.054 0.104 Rapini
Leucine 0.111 0.17 Rapini
Lysine 0.067 0.198 Rapini
Methionine 0.02 0.048 Rapini
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.128 Rapini
Valine 0.082 0.153 Rapini
Histidine 0.034 0.066 Rapini
Fructose 0.17 Rapini

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. Rapini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170381/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.