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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
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 Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
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 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
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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 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 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

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 Drumstick tree
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 minerals 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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g g 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
Vitamin A 76IU 74IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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ok
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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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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Taro
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

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 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. 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.