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Taro vs. Drumstick tree — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Drumstick tree different?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, and Manganese, while Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Folate.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily need of Vitamin C 152% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Drumstick tree. Taro contains 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, while Drumstick tree contains 0.12mg.

Taro, raw and Drumstick pods, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Manganese +47.9%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28% 34% 4%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Manganese +47.9%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin A - 74
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.62
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +196%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin A - 74
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.62

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +210.2%
Contains more Other +23.7%
Contains more Protein +40%
Contains more Water +24.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 8.53 g
Water: 88.2 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Carbs +210.2%
Contains more Other +23.7%
Contains more Protein +40%
Contains more Water +24.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2666.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +537.5%
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
24% 74% 2%
Saturated Fat: 0.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.102 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.003 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2666.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +537.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Drumstick tree
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 5.33g Taro
Protein 1.5g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 26.46g 8.53g Taro
Calories 112kcal 37kcal Taro
Sugar 0.4g Drumstick tree
Fiber 4.1g 3.2g Taro
Calcium 43mg 30mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.36mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 45mg Drumstick tree
Phosphorus 84mg 50mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 461mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 42mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.45mg Drumstick tree
Copper 0.172mg 0.084mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.259mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 76IU 74IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 4µg
Vitamin E 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.053mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.074mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.12mg Taro
Folate 22µg 44µg Drumstick tree
Choline 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.033g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.003g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Drumstick tree
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Taro
48%
Drumstick tree
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
20%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/nutrients
  2. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.