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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Taro
6
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Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 9% 41% 33% 28% 13% 22% 6%
Contains more Iron +52.8%
Contains more Calcium +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Copper +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%

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 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 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 470% 5% 0% 0% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 0% 0% 33%
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 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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Drumstick tree

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 Drumstick tree
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Drumstick tree
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sugars (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 - 53)
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 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 Drumstick tree Opinion
Calories 112 37 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.1 Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 4.5 141 Drumstick tree
Carbs 26.46 8.53 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.36 Taro
Calcium 43 30 Taro
Potassium 591 461 Taro
Magnesium 33 45 Drumstick tree
Sugars 0.4 Drumstick tree
Fiber 4.1 3.2 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.084 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.45 Drumstick tree
Starch
Phosphorus 84 50 Taro
Sodium 11 42 Taro
Vitamin A 76 74 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.053 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.074 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.62 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.794 Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.12 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 22 44 Drumstick tree
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.033 Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.102 Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.003 Taro
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
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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. 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.