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Taro vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Carrot

  • Taro has more Copper, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber, however Carrot has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin K.
  • Carrot's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 92% more.
  • Taro has 4 times more Copper than Carrot. Taro has 0.172mg of Copper, while Carrot has 0.045mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, raw and Carrots, 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
7
:
1
Carrot
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +30.3%
Contains more Iron +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.1%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24

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
:
5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin E +260.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +21881.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1220%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin E +260.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +21881.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1220%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.273

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 6.78g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.93g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.24g Carrot
Carbs 26.46g 9.58g Taro
Calories 112kcal 41kcal Taro
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 0.4g 4.74g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 33mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.3mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 12mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 35mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 320mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 69mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.24mg Carrot
Copper 0.172mg 0.045mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.66mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 5.9mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.066mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.058mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.983mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.273mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.138mg Taro
Folate 22µg 19µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.012mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.077mg Carrot
Leucine 0.111mg 0.102mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.101mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.02mg
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.061mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.069mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.014g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.117g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Carrot
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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
10%
Carrot
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.