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Taro vs Brussels sprout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Taro and Brussels sprout?

  • Taro is richer in Copper, Vitamin E , and Potassium, while Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Folate, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 147% higher.
  • Brussels sprout has 3 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Brussels sprout has 0.88mg.
  • Taro is lower in Sugar.

We used Taro, raw and Brussels sprouts, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Iron +154.5%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Equal in Calcium - 42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Iron +154.5%
Contains more Zinc +82.6%
Equal in Calcium - 42

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +170.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +892.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +17600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.309
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 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
Contains more Vitamin E +170.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +892.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1788.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +17600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.309

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Brussels sprout Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 5.15g Taro
Protein 1.5g 3.38g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Brussels sprout
Carbs 26.46g 8.95g Taro
Calories 112kcal 43kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.93g Brussels sprout
Sugar 0.4g 2.2g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 3.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 42mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 1.4mg Brussels sprout
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 69mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 389mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 25mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.42mg Brussels sprout
Copper 0.172mg 0.07mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 754IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.88mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 85mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.139mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.09mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.745mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.309mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.219mg Taro
Folate 22µg 61µg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 177µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.037mg Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.069mg 0.12mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.132mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.111mg 0.152mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.067mg 0.154mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.02mg 0.032mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.098mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.082mg 0.155mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.034mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.062g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.023g Brussels sprout
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 153g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Brussels sprout
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
81
Brussels sprout
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
23
Brussels sprout

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%
Brussels sprout
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Brussels sprout
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Brussels sprout

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout 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.

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.