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Taro vs Poblano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Taro and Poblano?

  • Poblano has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin A, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5 than Taro.
  • Poblano's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 250% higher.

We used Taro, raw and Peppers, ancho, dried types in this comparison.

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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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Iron +1887.3%
Contains more Calcium +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +308%
Contains more Magnesium +242.4%
Contains more Copper +195.3%
Contains more Zinc +517.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 410% 19% 213% 81% 170% 39% 87% 6%
Contains less Sodium -74.4%
Contains more Iron +1887.3%
Contains more Calcium +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +308%
Contains more Magnesium +242.4%
Contains more Copper +195.3%
Contains more Zinc +517.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +26792.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +8920%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +967.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1149.1%
Contains more Folate +213.6%
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 7% 1227% 0% 0% 45% 521% 121% 120% 816% 0% 0% 52%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +26792.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +8920%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +967.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +557.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1149.1%
Contains more Folate +213.6%

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
242
Poblano
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
128
Poblano

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
71%
Poblano
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
51%
Poblano
Fats
1%
Taro
38%
Poblano

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

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Taro Poblano
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 contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.779g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Poblano
Poblano is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Poblano
Poblano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Poblano
Poblano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Poblano
Poblano 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 Poblano Opinion
Calories 112 281 Poblano
Protein 1.5 11.86 Poblano
Fats 0.2 8.2 Poblano
Vitamin C 4.5 2 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 29.81999969482422 Poblano
Carbs 26.46 51.42 Poblano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 10.93 Poblano
Calcium 43 61 Poblano
Potassium 591 2411 Poblano
Magnesium 33 113 Poblano
Sugar 0.4 Poblano
Fiber 4.1 21.6 Poblano
Copper 0.172 0.508 Poblano
Zinc 0.23 1.42 Poblano
Starch
Phosphorus 84 201 Poblano
Sodium 11 43 Taro
Vitamin A 76 20438 Poblano
Vitamin E 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.179 Poblano
Vitamin B2 0.025 2.255 Poblano
Vitamin B3 0.6 6.403 Poblano
Vitamin B5 0.303 1.993 Poblano
Vitamin B6 0.283 3.535 Poblano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 Taro
Folate 22 69 Poblano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.82 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.492 Poblano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 4.511 Poblano
Tryptophan 0.023 0.155 Poblano
Threonine 0.069 0.425 Poblano
Isoleucine 0.054 0.373 Poblano
Leucine 0.111 0.605 Poblano
Lysine 0.067 0.515 Poblano
Methionine 0.02 0.142 Poblano
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.361 Poblano
Valine 0.082 0.489 Poblano
Histidine 0.034 0.232 Poblano
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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. Poblano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169396/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.