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Taro vs Celeriac - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Celeriac different?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, however Celeriac is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Celeriac is 33% higher.
  • Taro contains 7 times more Vitamin E than Celeriac. While Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , Celeriac contains only 0.36mg.

Taro, raw and Celeriac, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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
4
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Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Equal in Calcium - 43
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% 27% 15% 50% 27% 14% 10% 24%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Potassium +97%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Equal in Calcium - 43

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +561.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.5%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
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 0% 8% 0% 27% 13% 14% 14% 22% 39% 6% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +561.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.5%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%

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 Celeriac
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Celeriac Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 7.4g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.5g
Fats 0.2g 0.3g Celeriac
Carbs 26.46g 9.2g Taro
Calories 112kcal 42kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 1.6g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 43mg
Iron 0.55mg 0.7mg Celeriac
Magnesium 33mg 20mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 115mg Celeriac
Potassium 591mg 300mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 100mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.33mg Celeriac
Copper 0.172mg 0.07mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.36mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 8mg Celeriac
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.05mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.06mg Celeriac
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.7mg Celeriac
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.352mg Celeriac
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.165mg Taro
Folate 22µg 8µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 41µg Celeriac
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.079g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.058g Celeriac
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.148g Celeriac

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Celeriac
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
20
Celeriac
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
22
Celeriac

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%
Celeriac
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Celeriac
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Celeriac

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Celeriac
Celeriac is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
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. Celeriac - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170400/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.