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Taro vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taro and Eggplant?

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Manganese in Taro is higher than in Eggplant.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 15% more.
  • Eggplant contains 8 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Eggplant contains 0.3mg.

We used Taro, raw and Eggplant, raw 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
Taro
7
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Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
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 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281
Equal in Folate - 22
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 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +250%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281
Equal in Folate - 22

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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Eggplant

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Eggplant
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 - 3.13g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Eggplant Opinion
Calories 112 25 Taro
Protein 1.5 0.98 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.18 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 2.2 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 2.880000114440918 Taro
Carbs 26.46 5.88 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.23 Taro
Calcium 43 9 Taro
Potassium 591 229 Taro
Magnesium 33 14 Taro
Sugar 0.4 3.53 Taro
Fiber 4.1 3 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.081 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.16 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 24 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 76 23 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.3 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.039 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.281 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.084 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 22 22
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.016
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.076 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.009 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.037 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.045 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.064 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.047 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.011 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.043 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.053 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.023 Taro
Fructose 1.54 Eggplant

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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.