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Taro vs Garlic - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Taro and Garlic

  • Taro has more Vitamin E , however Garlic is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Garlic covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 73% more than Taro.
  • Taro has 30 times more Vitamin E than Garlic. While Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , Garlic has only 0.08mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Taro, raw and Garlic, raw.

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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
3
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5
Garlic
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Contains more Potassium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +209.1%
Contains more Calcium +320.9%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.1%

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
3
:
7
Garlic
Contains more Vitamin A +744.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +70%
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 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +744.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +2875%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +593.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +70%

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
43
Garlic
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
46
Garlic

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
38%
Garlic
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
33%
Garlic
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Garlic

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

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Taro Garlic
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 - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garlic
Garlic is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Garlic Opinion
Calories 112 149 Garlic
Protein 1.5 6.36 Garlic
Fats 0.2 0.5 Garlic
Vitamin C 4.5 31.2 Garlic
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 30.959999084472656 Garlic
Carbs 26.46 33.06 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 1.7 Garlic
Calcium 43 181 Garlic
Potassium 591 401 Taro
Magnesium 33 25 Taro
Sugar 0.4 1 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.299 Garlic
Zinc 0.23 1.16 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 84 153 Garlic
Sodium 11 17 Taro
Vitamin A 76 9 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.08 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.11 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.7 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.596 Garlic
Vitamin B6 0.283 1.235 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 1.7 Garlic
Folate 22 3 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.089 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.249 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.023 0.066 Garlic
Threonine 0.069 0.157 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.054 0.217 Garlic
Leucine 0.111 0.308 Garlic
Lysine 0.067 0.273 Garlic
Methionine 0.02 0.076 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.183 Garlic
Valine 0.082 0.291 Garlic
Histidine 0.034 0.113 Garlic
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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 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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.