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Taro vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Taro and Onion

  • The amount of Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Magnesium in Taro is higher than in Onion.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 16% more than Onion.
  • Onion has 4 times less Copper than Taro. Taro has 0.172mg of Copper, while Onion has 0.039mg.
  • Taro contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Onions, raw.

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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
7
:
1
Onion
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Calcium +87%
Contains more Iron +161.9%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.7%
Contains more Potassium +304.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Copper +341%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%

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
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027
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 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +11800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.8%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +64.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.027

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Onion Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 7.64g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.1g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 9.34g Taro
Calories 112kcal 40kcal Taro
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 0.4g 4.24g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.7g Taro
Calcium 43mg 23mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.21mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 10mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 29mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 146mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 4mg Onion
Zinc 0.23mg 0.17mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.039mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 2IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 7.4mg Onion
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.046mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.027mg Onion
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.116mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.123mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.12mg Taro
Folate 22µg 19µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.4µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.014mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.021mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.014mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.025mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.039mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.002mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.025mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.021mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.014mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.042g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.013g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.017g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Onion
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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
8
Onion

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%
Onion
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Onion

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 contains less Sodium?
Onion
Onion contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.