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Taro vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Tomatillo

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Fiber, and Phosphorus, however Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6636% more.
  • Taro has 6 times more Vitamin E than Tomatillo. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Tomatillo has 0.38mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, raw and Tomatillos, 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 +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Copper +117.7%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Copper +117.7%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
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" 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 +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +405.4%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +910%
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% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 26%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +405.4%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +910%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 3.94g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.96g Taro
Fats 0.2g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 26.46g 5.84g Taro
Calories 112kcal 32kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g 3.93g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.9g Taro
Calcium 43mg 7mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 33mg 20mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 39mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 268mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.23mg 0.22mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.079mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.044mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.15mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.056mg Taro
Folate 22µg 7µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.139g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Tomatillo
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
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
14
Tomatillo

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
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Taro
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.098g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.