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Taro vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Pea

  • Taro has more Vitamin E , Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however Pea has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 39% more.
  • Taro has 18 times more Vitamin E than Pea. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Pea has 0.13mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, raw and Peas, green, 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
2
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5
Pea
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Iron +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +439.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Copper - 0.176
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Iron +167.3%
Contains more Zinc +439.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Copper - 0.176

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
3
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7
Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +1730.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +788.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +906.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +428%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2380%
Contains more Folate +195.5%
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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin E +1730.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +788.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +906.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +428%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2380%
Contains more Folate +195.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Pea Opinion
Calories 112kcal 81kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 5.42g Pea
Fats 0.2g 0.4g Pea
Vitamin C 4.5mg 40mg Pea
Net carbs 22.36g 8.75g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 14.45g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 1.47mg Pea
Calcium 43mg 25mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 244mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 33mg
Sugar 0.4g 5.67g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 5.7g Pea
Copper 0.172mg 0.176mg Pea
Zinc 0.23mg 1.24mg Pea
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 108mg Pea
Sodium 11mg 5mg Pea
Vitamin A 76IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.13mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.104mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.169mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 24.8µg Pea
Folate 22µg 65µg Pea
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.071g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.187g Pea
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.037mg Pea
Threonine 0.069mg 0.203mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.195mg Pea
Leucine 0.111mg 0.323mg Pea
Lysine 0.067mg 0.317mg Pea
Methionine 0.02mg 0.082mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.2mg Pea
Valine 0.082mg 0.235mg Pea
Histidine 0.034mg 0.107mg Pea
Fructose g 0.39g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
14%
Pea
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.