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Taro vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Taro and Cucumber

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however Cucumber is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Taro covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 19% more than Cucumber.
  • Taro has 79 times more Vitamin E than Cucumber. While Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , Cucumber has only 0.03mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Taro, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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
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Contains more Iron +96.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +319.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +96.4%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +153.8%
Contains more Copper +319.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +607.5%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin K +1540%
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +607.5%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32%
Contains more Vitamin K +1540%

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Cucumber

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

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Taro Cucumber
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 is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.27g)
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 richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Cucumber Opinion
Calories 112 15 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.65 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.11 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 2.8 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 3.130000114440918 Taro
Carbs 26.46 3.63 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.28 Taro
Calcium 43 16 Taro
Potassium 591 147 Taro
Magnesium 33 13 Taro
Sugar 0.4 1.67 Taro
Fiber 4.1 0.5 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.041 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.2 Taro
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 84 24 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 76 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 2.38 0.03 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.027 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.033 Cucumber
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.098 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.259 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.04 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 22 7 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.032 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.005 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.019 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.021 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.029 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.029 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.006 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.019 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.022 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.01 Taro
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.