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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 Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains more Iron +34.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Potassium +579.3%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
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 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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Taro Napa cabbage
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 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 - 21)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 112 12 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.1 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.17 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 3.2 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 2.2300000190734863 Taro
Carbs 26.46 2.23 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.74 Napa cabbage
Calcium 43 29 Taro
Potassium 591 87 Taro
Magnesium 33 8 Taro
Sugar 0.4 Napa cabbage
Fiber 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.096 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.14 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 19 Taro
Sodium 11 11
Vitamin A 76 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.005 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.025
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.466 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.035 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.037 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 22 43 Napa cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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.