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Taro vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Taro and Seaweed

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin E , however Seaweed is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 54% more than Taro.
  • Taro has 142 times more Vitamin B6 than Seaweed. While Taro has 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, Seaweed has only 0.002mg.
  • Taro has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Taro, raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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
4
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Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +564%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Calcium +290.7%
Contains more Iron +418.2%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +434.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +564%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Calcium +290.7%
Contains more Iron +418.2%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +434.8%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +173.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.9%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%
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 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin E +173.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.9%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 8.27g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.2g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 26.46g 9.57g Taro
Calories 112kcal 43kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 0.6g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.3g Taro
Calcium 43mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.55mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 33mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 84mg 42mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 89mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 233mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.172mg 0.13mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.87mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 3mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.05mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.47mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.002mg Taro
Folate 22µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.069mg 0.055mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.111mg 0.083mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.02mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.043mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.072mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.024mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.247g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.047g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Seaweed
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
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
47
Seaweed

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
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Taro
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 222mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.206g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.