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Taro vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Taro and Potato

  • Taro has more Vitamin E , Fiber, Manganese and Copper, however Potato is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Potato covers your daily Vitamin C needs 17% more than Taro.
  • Potato has 238 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Potato has 0.01mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw.

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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
5
:
3
Potato
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains more Calcium +258.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.1%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +56.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.4%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%

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
5
:
5
Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.298
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +3700%
Contains more Vitamin E +23700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.298

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Taro
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
20
Potato

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 the food
Protein
9%
Taro
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Potato

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Taro Potato
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Potato
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 Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Taro Potato Opinion
Calories 112 77 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.2 0.09 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 19.7 Potato
Carbs 26.46 17.49 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.81 Potato
Calcium 43 12 Taro
Potassium 591 425 Taro
Magnesium 33 23 Taro
Sugars 0.4 0.82 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.1 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.11 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 84 57 Taro
Sodium 11 6 Potato
Vitamin A 76 2 Taro
Vitamin E 2.38 0.01 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.081 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.032 Potato
Vitamin B3 0.6 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.295 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 2 Potato
Folate 22 15 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.002 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.042 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.021 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.067 Taro
Isoleucine 0.054 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.111 0.098 Taro
Lysine 0.067 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.02 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.081 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.034 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.