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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
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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%

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 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Olive Opinion
Calories 112kcal 115kcal Olive
Protein 1.5g 0.84g Taro
Fats 0.2g 10.68g Olive
Vitamin C 4.5mg 0.9mg Taro
Net carbs 22.36g 3.06g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 6.26g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 3.3mg Olive
Calcium 43mg 88mg Olive
Potassium 591mg 8mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 4mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 0g Olive
Fiber 4.1g 3.2g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.251mg Olive
Zinc 0.23mg 0.22mg Taro
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 3mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 735mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 403IU Olive
Vitamin E 2.38mg 1.65mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.003mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.037mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.015mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.009mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 1.4µg Olive
Folate 22µg 0µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 1.415g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 7.888g Olive
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.911g Olive
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.026mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.031mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.05mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.032mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.012mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.029mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.038mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.023mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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 is lower in Sugar?
Olive
Olive is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
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. 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.