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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.
  • 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Taro
7
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Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +120%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.3%
Contains more Magnesium +120%
Contains more Copper +273.9%
Contains more Zinc +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +223.1%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Taro
1
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315
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 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2535.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1318.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1750%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315

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 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
Calories 112kcal 29kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.91g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Jalapeño
Vitamin C 4.5mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Net carbs 22.36g 3.7g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 6.5g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.25mg Taro
Calcium 43mg 12mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 248mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 15mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g 4.12g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.8g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.046mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.14mg Taro
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 26mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 3mg Jalapeño
Vitamin A 76IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 2.38mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Folate 22µg 27µg Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.092g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.029g Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.112g Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Jalapeño
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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
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 - 21)
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

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. 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.