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Taro vs Olive - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Taro and Olive

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 and Magnesium, while Olive has more Iron and Copper.
  • Olive's daily need coverage for Iron is 34% higher.
  • Olive contains 74 times less Potassium than Taro. Taro contains 591mg of Potassium, while Olive contains 8mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Taro is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Olives, ripe, canned (small-extra large).

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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
5
:
3
Olive
Contains more Potassium +7287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +725%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +104.7%
Contains more Copper +45.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 124% 27% 1% 3% 84% 6% 2% 96%
Contains more Potassium +7287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +725%
Contains more Phosphorus +2700%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Calcium +104.7%
Contains more Copper +45.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.22

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
8
:
2
Olive
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1521.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3044.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%
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 3% 25% 33% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 4% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1521.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3044.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Taro
6
Olive
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
43
Olive

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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
5%
Olive
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Olive
Fats
1%
Taro
49%
Olive

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Taro Olive
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Olive
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 contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 724mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.374g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $3.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Olive
Olive contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Taro Olive Opinion
Calories 112 115 Olive
Protein 1.5 0.84 Taro
Fats 0.2 10.68 Olive
Vitamin C 4.5 0.9 Taro
Carbs 26.46 6.26 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 3.3 Olive
Calcium 43 88 Olive
Potassium 591 8 Taro
Magnesium 33 4 Taro
Sugars 0.4 0 Olive
Fiber 4.1 3.2 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.251 Olive
Zinc 0.23 0.22 Taro
Starch
Phosphorus 84 3 Taro
Sodium 11 735 Taro
Vitamin A 76 403 Olive
Vitamin E 2.38 1.65 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.003 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0 Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.037 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.015 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.009 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 1.4 Olive
Folate 22 0 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 1.415 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 7.888 Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.911 Olive
Tryptophan 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.026 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.031 Taro
Leucine 0.111 0.05 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.032 Taro
Methionine 0.02 0.012 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.029 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.038 Taro
Histidine 0.034 0.023 Taro
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Olive - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169094/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.