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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 Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +377.8%
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Contains more Copper +112.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
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 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 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +693.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +104.5%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.88g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.98g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 5.88g Taro
Calories 112kcal 25kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 0.4g 3.53g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 3g Taro
Calcium 43mg 9mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.23mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 14mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 24mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 229mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.23mg 0.16mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.081mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 23IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.3mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 2.2mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.039mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.281mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.084mg Taro
Folate 22µg 22µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.009mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.037mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.045mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.064mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.047mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.011mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.043mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.053mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.023mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.016g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.076g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
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
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

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 - 24)
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.

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.