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Taro vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Napa cabbage different?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, while Napa cabbage is higher in Folate.
  • Taro covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 19% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Taro contains 19 times more Vitamin B1 than Napa cabbage. Taro contains 0.095mg of Vitamin B1, while Napa cabbage contains 0.005mg.

Taro, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked types were 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 +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains more Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Iron +34.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains more Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Iron +34.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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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Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +664.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.1%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +664.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.1%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.23g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.1g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.17g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 2.23g Taro
Calories 112kcal 12kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 4.1g g Taro
Calcium 43mg 29mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 33mg 8mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 19mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 87mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 11mg
Zinc 0.23mg 0.14mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.096mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 3.2mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.005mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.025mg
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.466mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.035mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.037mg Taro
Folate 22µg 43µg Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g g Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Napa cabbage
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

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 Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.