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Taro vs Chinese broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taro and Chinese broccoli?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium and Fiber, however Chinese broccoli is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin A.
  • Chinese broccoli's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 70% more.
  • Chinese broccoli contains 5 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Chinese broccoli contains 0.48mg.

We used Taro, raw and Broccoli, chinese, cooked types 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 Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +182%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.9%
Contains more Calcium +132.6%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 30% 24% 13% 21% 11% 18% 1%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +182%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.9%
Contains more Calcium +132.6%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.56

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +526.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2055.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Vitamin K +8380%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095
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 94% 99% 10% 0% 24% 34% 9% 10% 17% 0% 212% 75%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +304.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +526.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2055.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484%
Contains more Vitamin K +8380%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.095

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
48
Chinese broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
17
Chinese broccoli

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
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Taro
3%
Chinese broccoli

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 broccoli
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price 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 broccoli
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
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 - 0.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.069g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinese broccoli
Chinese broccoli 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 cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 broccoli Opinion
Calories 112 22 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.14 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.72 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 4.5 28.2 Chinese broccoli
Carbs 26.46 3.81 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.56 Chinese broccoli
Calcium 43 100 Chinese broccoli
Potassium 591 261 Taro
Magnesium 33 18 Taro
Sugars 0.4 0.84 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.5 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.061 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.39 Chinese broccoli
Starch
Phosphorus 84 41 Taro
Sodium 11 7 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 76 1638 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 2.38 0.48 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.095
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.146 Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.437 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.159 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.07 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 84.8 Chinese broccoli
Folate 22 99 Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.11 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.05 Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.33 Chinese broccoli
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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 broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169392/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.