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Taro vs Peppers - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Taro and Peppers different?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin E , Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, and Phosphorus, while Peppers are higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Peppers covers your daily need of Vitamin C 264% more than Taro.
  • Taro contains 3 times more Vitamin E than Peppers. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Peppers contain 0.69mg.

Taro, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, raw 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
Taro
4
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Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.174
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.6%
Contains more Potassium +73.8%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.174

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +396.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +5288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1330%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278
Equal in Folate - 23
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 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +396.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1451.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +5288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1330%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278
Equal in Folate - 23

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Peppers Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 7.96g Taro
Protein 1.5g 2g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 26.46g 9.46g Taro
Calories 112kcal 40kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 5.1g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.5g Taro
Calcium 43mg 18mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 1.2mg Peppers
Magnesium 33mg 25mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 46mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 340mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 7mg Peppers
Zinc 0.23mg 0.3mg Peppers
Copper 0.172mg 0.174mg Peppers
Vitamin A 76IU 1179IU Peppers
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.69mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 242.5mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.09mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.09mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.95mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.061mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.278mg Taro
Folate 22µg 23µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 14.3µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.026mg Peppers
Threonine 0.069mg 0.074mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.065mg Peppers
Leucine 0.111mg 0.105mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.089mg Peppers
Methionine 0.02mg 0.024mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.062mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.084mg Peppers
Histidine 0.034mg 0.041mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.021g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.011g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.109g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Peppers
Low Fats diet Equal
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
90
Peppers
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
23
Peppers

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
12%
Peppers
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Peppers
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Peppers

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.7g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peppers
Peppers contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.