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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
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
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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

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 broccoli
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Chinese broccoli Opinion
Calories 112kcal 22kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.14g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.72g Chinese broccoli
Vitamin C 4.5mg 28.2mg Chinese broccoli
Net carbs 22.36g 1.31g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 3.81g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.56mg Chinese broccoli
Calcium 43mg 100mg Chinese broccoli
Potassium 591mg 261mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 18mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 0.84g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.5g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.061mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.39mg Chinese broccoli
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 41mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 7mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin A 76IU 1638IU Chinese broccoli
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.48mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.095mg
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.146mg Chinese broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.437mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.159mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.07mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 84.8µg Chinese broccoli
Folate 22µg 99µg Chinese broccoli
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.11g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.05g Chinese broccoli
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.33g Chinese broccoli
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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Taro
7%
Chinese broccoli
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Chinese broccoli
Fats
1%
Taro
3%
Chinese broccoli

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 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.