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Taro vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Garden asparagus different?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin E , and Fiber, however Garden asparagus is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Garden asparagus is 34% higher.
  • Taro contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Garden asparagus. While Taro contains 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, Garden asparagus contains only 0.091mg.

Taro, raw and Asparagus, raw are the varieties 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 +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.189
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 81% 8% 18% 10% 63% 15% 23% 1%
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +192.6%
Contains more Magnesium +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.5%
Contains more Iron +289.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.189

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 E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Contains more Folate +136.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274
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 19% 46% 23% 0% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 0% 105% 39%
Contains more Vitamin E +110.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +211%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +894.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63%
Contains more Vitamin K +4060%
Contains more Folate +136.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.274

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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
27
Garden asparagus

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%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Garden asparagus

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

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Taro Garden asparagus
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 - 1.48g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Garden asparagus Opinion
Calories 112 20 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.2 Garden asparagus
Fats 0.2 0.12 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 5.6 Garden asparagus
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 1.7799999713897705 Taro
Carbs 26.46 3.88 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 2.14 Garden asparagus
Calcium 43 24 Taro
Potassium 591 202 Taro
Magnesium 33 14 Taro
Sugar 0.4 1.88 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.189 Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.23 0.54 Garden asparagus
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Phosphorus 84 52 Taro
Sodium 11 2 Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 76 756 Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 2.38 1.13 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.143 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.141 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.978 Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.274 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.091 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 41.6 Garden asparagus
Folate 22 52 Garden asparagus
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.04 Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.05 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.027 Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.069 0.084 Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.054 0.075 Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.111 0.128 Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.067 0.104 Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.02 0.031 Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.075 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.115 Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.034 0.049 Garden asparagus
Fructose 1 Garden asparagus

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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.