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Taro vs Shallot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taro and Shallot

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, and Potassium, yet Shallot is higher in Iron.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 16% more than Shallot.
  • Taro contains 2 times more Copper than Shallot. While Taro contains 0.172mg of Copper, Shallot contains only 0.088mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Taro is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Taro, raw and Shallots, 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
6
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Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Equal in Sodium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 45% 15% 26% 30% 2% 11% 30%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +95.5%
Contains more Iron +118.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.9%
Equal in Sodium - 12

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29
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% 27% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 26% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +5850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.29

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Shallot Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 13.6g Taro
Protein 1.5g 2.5g Shallot
Fats 0.2g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 16.8g Taro
Calories 112kcal 72kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 7.87g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 3.2g Taro
Calcium 43mg 37mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 1.2mg Shallot
Magnesium 33mg 21mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 60mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 334mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 12mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.4mg Shallot
Copper 0.172mg 0.088mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 4IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 8mg Shallot
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.06mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.02mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.2mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.29mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.345mg Shallot
Folate 22µg 34µg Shallot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 0.8µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.028mg Shallot
Threonine 0.069mg 0.098mg Shallot
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.106mg Shallot
Leucine 0.111mg 0.149mg Shallot
Lysine 0.067mg 0.125mg Shallot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.027mg Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.081mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.11mg Shallot
Histidine 0.034mg 0.043mg Shallot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.017g Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.014g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.039g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Shallot
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
15
Shallot
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
21
Shallot

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
15%
Shallot
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
17%
Shallot
Fats
1%
Taro
0%
Shallot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.