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Taro vs Chili pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taro and Chili pepper?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Fiber, Manganese, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however Chili pepper is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Iron.
  • Chili pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 155% more.
  • Chili pepper contains 3 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Chili pepper contains 0.69mg.

We used Taro, raw and Peppers, hot chili, red, raw types 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
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +83.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Iron +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Contains more Calcium +207.1%
Contains more Potassium +83.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.3%
Contains more Iron +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +3093.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%
Equal in Folate - 23
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 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +3093.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1300%
Equal in Folate - 23

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
66
Chili pepper
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
20
Chili pepper

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
11%
Chili pepper
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
9%
Chili pepper
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Chili pepper

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Chili pepper
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 is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.9g)
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 - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Chili pepper Opinion
Calories 112 40 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.87 Chili pepper
Fats 0.2 0.44 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 4.5 143.7 Chili pepper
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 7.309999942779541 Taro
Carbs 26.46 8.81 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 1.03 Chili pepper
Calcium 43 14 Taro
Potassium 591 322 Taro
Magnesium 33 23 Taro
Sugar 0.4 5.3 Taro
Fiber 4.1 1.5 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.129 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.26 Chili pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 84 43 Taro
Sodium 11 9 Chili pepper
Vitamin A 76 952 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 2.38 0.69 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.072 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.086 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 0.6 1.244 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.201 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.506 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 14 Chili pepper
Folate 22 23 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.042 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.024 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.239 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.023 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.069 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.054 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.111 0.105 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.02 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.062 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.034 0.041 Chili pepper
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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. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.