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Taro vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Taro and Chinese cabbage

  • Taro is richer in Copper, Vitamin E , Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6, yet Chinese cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chinese cabbage is 45% higher.
  • Taro contains 26 times more Vitamin E than Chinese cabbage. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Chinese cabbage contains 0.09mg.

Food types used in this article are Taro, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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
Contains more Potassium +134.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +719%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +127%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +144.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Contains more Potassium +134.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +719%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +127%
Contains less Sodium -83.1%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +144.2%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +2544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +5778.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin K +4450%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
Contains more Vitamin E +2544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +5778.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin K +4450%
Contains more Folate +200%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 112kcal 13kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.5g
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Vitamin C 4.5mg 45mg Chinese cabbage
Net carbs 22.36g 1.18g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 2.18g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.8mg Chinese cabbage
Calcium 43mg 105mg Chinese cabbage
Potassium 591mg 252mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 19mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 1.18g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.021mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.19mg Taro
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 37mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 65mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 4468IU Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.09mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.07mg Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.5mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.088mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.194mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 45.5µg Chinese cabbage
Folate 22µg 66µg Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.027g Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.015g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.096g Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.015mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.049mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.085mg Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.111mg 0.088mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.089mg Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.02mg 0.009mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.044mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.066mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.026mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Chinese cabbage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
17
Chinese cabbage

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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.
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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.