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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +409.4%
Contains more Selenium +6100%
Equal in Copper - 0.183
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 48% 221% 60% 79% 67% 5% 37% 61% 255% 237%
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%
Contains more Manganese +409.4%
Contains more Selenium +6100%
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" charts 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 +∞%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 195% 118% 29% 26% 29% 0% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Taro
1
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Contains more Water +377.3%
Contains more Protein +516.7%
Contains more Fats +265%
Contains more Carbs +175.9%
Contains more Other +84.2%
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
9% 73% 15% 2%
Protein: 9.25 g
Fats: 0.73 g
Carbs: 73.01 g
Water: 14.8 g
Other: 2.21 g
Contains more Water +377.3%
Contains more Protein +516.7%
Contains more Fats +265%
Contains more Carbs +175.9%
Contains more Other +84.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Sugar 0.4g 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
Manganese 0.383mg 1.951mg Truffle
Selenium 0.7µg 43.4µg Truffle
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 0µg Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg Taro
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
Choline 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.041g Truffle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 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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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
31%
Truffle
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Taro
107%
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

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. 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.