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Taro vs. Jalapeño — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taro and Jalapeño?

  • Taro is higher in Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Fiber, however, Jalapeño is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 127% more.
  • Jalapeño contains 4 times less Manganese than Taro. Taro contains 0.383mg of Manganese, while Jalapeño contains 0.097mg.

We used Taro, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Taro
9
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Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Contains more Manganese +294.8%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Contains more Manganese +294.8%
Contains more Selenium +75%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Taro
2
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Choline +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Choline +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
3
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Contains more Protein +64.8%
Contains more Carbs +307.1%
Contains more Other +126.4%
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Water +29.8%
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
Contains more Protein +64.8%
Contains more Carbs +307.1%
Contains more Other +126.4%
Contains more Fats +85%
Contains more Water +29.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -55.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +81.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.9%
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -55.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +81.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Jalapeño
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 3.7g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.91g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 26.46g 6.5g Taro
Calories 112kcal 29kcal Taro
Fructose 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 0.4g 4.12g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.8g Taro
Calcium 43mg 12mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.25mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 15mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 26mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 248mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.23mg 0.14mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.046mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.097mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0.4µg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 54µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 2.38mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 4.5mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 22µg 27µg Jalapeño
Choline 17.3mg 7.5mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.092g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.112g Jalapeño
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Jalapeño
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Taro
59%
Jalapeño
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
9%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.051g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.