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Taro vs. Red cabbage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Taro and Red cabbage

  • Taro has more Copper, Vitamin E , Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Vitamin B6, however, Red cabbage is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Red cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 58% more than Taro.
  • Red cabbage has 22 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Red cabbage has 0.11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Cabbage, red, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +143.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.3%
Contains more Copper +911.8%
Contains more Manganese +57.6%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
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 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6% 32% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +106.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +180%
Contains more Potassium +143.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.3%
Contains more Copper +911.8%
Contains more Manganese +57.6%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Zinc - 0.22

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +2063.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1368.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176%
Contains more Vitamin K +3720%
Equal in Choline - 17.1
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 10% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +2063.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1368.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176%
Contains more Vitamin K +3720%
Equal in Choline - 17.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Carbs +259%
Contains more Other +84.6%
Contains more Water +28%
Equal in Protein - 1.43
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
7% 90%
Protein: 1.43 g
Fats: 0.16 g
Carbs: 7.37 g
Water: 90.39 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Fats +25%
Contains more Carbs +259%
Contains more Other +84.6%
Contains more Water +28%
Equal in Protein - 1.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.08
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
19% 11% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.08 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.08

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Taro Red cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 5.27g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.43g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.16g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 7.37g Taro
Calories 112kcal 31kcal Taro
Fructose 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 0.4g 3.83g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 2.1g Taro
Calcium 43mg 45mg Red cabbage
Iron 0.55mg 0.8mg Red cabbage
Magnesium 33mg 16mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 30mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 243mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 27mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.22mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.017mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.243mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0.6µg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 56µg Red cabbage
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.11mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.064mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.069mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.418mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.147mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.209mg Taro
Folate 22µg 18µg Taro
Choline 17.3mg 17.1mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 38.2µg Red cabbage
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.012mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.039mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.034mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.046mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.049mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.014mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.036mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.048mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.024mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.012g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.08g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Red cabbage
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
36%
Red cabbage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
14%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.