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Taro vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Taro and Ginger

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, yet Ginger is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin E from Taro is 14% higher.
  • Taro contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Ginger. Taro contains 0.095mg of Vitamin B1, while Ginger contains 0.025mg.

Food types used in this article are Taro, raw and Ginger root, 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
4
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4
Ginger
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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
7
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3
Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +815.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Ginger Opinion
Calories 112kcal 80kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.2g 0.75g Ginger
Vitamin C 4.5mg 5mg Ginger
Net carbs 22.36g 15.77g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 17.77g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.6mg Ginger
Calcium 43mg 16mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 415mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 43mg Ginger
Sugar 0.4g 1.7g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.226mg Ginger
Zinc 0.23mg 0.34mg Ginger
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 34mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 13mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.26mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.025mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.034mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.203mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.16mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.1µg Taro
Folate 22µg 11µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.203g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.154g Ginger
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.012mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.036mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.051mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.074mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.057mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.013mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.045mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.073mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.03mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
18%
Ginger
Fats
1%
Taro
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.162g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.