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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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

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 Potato
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Potato Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 15.39g Taro
Protein 1.5g 2.05g Potato
Fats 0.2g 0.09g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 17.49g Taro
Calories 112kcal 77kcal Taro
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato
Sugar 0.4g 0.82g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.1g Taro
Calcium 43mg 12mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.81mg Potato
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 57mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 425mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 6mg Potato
Zinc 0.23mg 0.3mg Potato
Copper 0.172mg 0.11mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 2IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.01mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.081mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.032mg Potato
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.061mg Potato
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.295mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 22µg 15µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 2µg Potato
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.021mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.067mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine 0.111mg 0.098mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine 0.02mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.081mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine 0.034mg 0.035mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.002g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.042g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Potato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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 food.
Protein
9%
Taro
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Potato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taro
Taro is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. 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.