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Taro vs Kohlrabi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Kohlrabi different?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Manganese, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however Kohlrabi is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kohlrabi is 64% higher.
  • Taro contains 5 times more Vitamin E than Kohlrabi. While Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , Kohlrabi contains only 0.48mg.
  • Taro has less Sugar.

Taro, raw and Kohlrabi, 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
Taro
8
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Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +666.7%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 15% 14% 20% 31% 3% 1% 43%
Contains more Calcium +79.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +666.7%
Contains more Copper +33.3%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +1277.8%
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 3% 10% 0% 207% 13% 5% 8% 10% 35% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +395.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +1277.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Kohlrabi Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.6g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.7g Kohlrabi
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 6.2g Taro
Calories 112kcal 27kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 2.6g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 3.6g Taro
Calcium 43mg 24mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.4mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 19mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 46mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 350mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 20mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.03mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.129mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 36IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.48mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 62mg Kohlrabi
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.05mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.4mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.165mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.15mg Taro
Folate 22µg 16µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.01mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.049mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.078mg Kohlrabi
Leucine 0.111mg 0.067mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.056mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.013mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.039mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.05mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.019mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.013g Kohlrabi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.007g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.048g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Kohlrabi
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
25
Kohlrabi
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
17
Kohlrabi

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
10%
Kohlrabi
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Kohlrabi
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Kohlrabi

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Kohlrabi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168424/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.