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Taro vs. Tomato — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Taro and Tomato?

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin E , Manganese, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however, Tomato is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 16% more.
  • Tomato contains 4 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Tomato contains 0.54mg.

We used Taro, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average types in this article.

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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.
Taro
9
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1
Tomato
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +149.4%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Copper +191.5%
Contains more Manganese +236%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
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 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20% 15% 0%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains more Potassium +149.4%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Copper +191.5%
Contains more Manganese +236%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%

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
8
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3
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin E +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Choline +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +690%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.594
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 4% 20%
Contains more Vitamin E +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Choline +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +690%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.594

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
3
:
1
Tomato
Contains more Protein +70.5%
Contains more Carbs +580.2%
Contains more Other +135.3%
Contains more Water +33.8%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.88 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3.89 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Protein +70.5%
Contains more Carbs +580.2%
Contains more Other +135.3%
Contains more Water +33.8%
Equal in Fats - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
0
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2
Tomato
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +93.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
20% 22% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.031 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +93.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.69g Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.88g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 26.46g 3.89g Taro
Calories 112kcal 18kcal Taro
Fructose 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 0.4g 2.63g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1.2g Taro
Calcium 43mg 10mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.27mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 11mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 24mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 237mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.23mg 0.17mg Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.059mg Taro
Manganese 0.383mg 0.114mg Taro
Selenium 0.7µg 0µg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 42µg Tomato
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.54mg Taro
Vitamin C 4.5mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.037mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.019mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.594mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.089mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.08mg Taro
Folate 22µg 15µg Taro
Choline 17.3mg 6.7mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.006mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.027mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.018mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.025mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.027mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.006mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.027mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.018mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.014mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.083g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Tomato
Low Fats diet Equal
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
15%
Tomato
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
9%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.