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Taro vs Truffle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Taro and Truffle?

  • Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, while Truffle is higher in Fiber, Selenium, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Truffle's daily need coverage for Fiber is 264% higher.
  • Truffle has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Taro. Taro has 0.283mg of Vitamin B6, while Truffle has 0.112mg.

We used Taro, raw and Fungi, Cloud ears, dried types in this comparison.

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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
1
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Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Calcium +269.8%
Contains more Iron +969.1%
Contains more Magnesium +151.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +119%
Contains more Potassium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +473.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.183
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 221% 60% 79% 67% 5% 37% 61%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Calcium +269.8%
Contains more Iron +969.1%
Contains more Magnesium +151.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +119%
Contains more Potassium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +473.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.183

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3276%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +944.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 195% 118% 29% 26% 29% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3276%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +944.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Truffle Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.91g Taro
Protein 1.5g 9.25g Truffle
Fats 0.2g 0.73g Truffle
Carbs 26.46g 73.01g Truffle
Calories 112kcal 284kcal Truffle
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.4g g Truffle
Fiber 4.1g 70.1g Truffle
Calcium 43mg 159mg Truffle
Iron 0.55mg 5.88mg Truffle
Magnesium 33mg 83mg Truffle
Phosphorus 84mg 184mg Truffle
Potassium 591mg 754mg Truffle
Sodium 11mg 35mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 1.32mg Truffle
Copper 0.172mg 0.183mg Truffle
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 0mg Taro
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.015mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.844mg Truffle
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 6.267mg Truffle
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.481mg Truffle
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.112mg Taro
Folate 22µg 38µg Truffle
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
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 g Truffle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g g Taro

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taro Truffle
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
33
Truffle
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
72
Truffle

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
56%
Truffle
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
73%
Truffle
Fats
1%
Taro
3%
Truffle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Truffle
Truffle is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Truffle
Truffle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Truffle
Truffle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Truffle
Truffle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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. Truffle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168581/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.