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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
Taro
6
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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
:
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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Chinese cabbage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Taro Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 112 13 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.5
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 4.5 45 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 26.46 2.18 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.8 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 43 105 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 591 252 Taro
Magnesium 33 19 Taro
Sugars 0.4 1.18 Taro
Fiber 4.1 1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.021 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.19 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 37 Taro
Sodium 11 65 Taro
Vitamin A 76 4468 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38 0.09 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.04 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.07 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.5 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.088 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.194 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 45.5 Chinese cabbage
Folate 22 66 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.027 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.015 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.096 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.023 0.015 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.049 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.085 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.111 0.088 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.089 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.02 0.009 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.044 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.066 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.026 Taro
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.