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Taro vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taro and Vegetable

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Potassium, and Copper, however Vegetable has more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B2.
  • Vegetable's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 23% more.
  • Taro has 6 times more Vitamin E than Vegetable. Taro has 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Vegetable has 0.38mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Taro, raw and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 +72%
Contains more Potassium +249.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +107.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 8% 15% 16% 28% 14% 22% 5%
Contains more Calcium +72%
Contains more Potassium +249.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +107.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Iron +49.1%
Contains more Zinc +113%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +5527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +5527.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%

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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Vegetable

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

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Taro Vegetable
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vegetable
Vegetable is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Vegetable Opinion
Calories 112 65 Taro
Protein 1.5 2.86 Vegetable
Fats 0.2 0.15 Taro
Vitamin C 4.5 3.2 Taro
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 8.6899995803833 Taro
Carbs 26.46 13.09 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 0.82 Vegetable
Calcium 43 25 Taro
Potassium 591 169 Taro
Magnesium 33 22 Taro
Sugar 0.4 3.12 Taro
Fiber 4.1 4.4 Vegetable
Copper 0.172 0.083 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.49 Vegetable
Starch
Phosphorus 84 51 Taro
Sodium 11 35 Taro
Vitamin A 76 4277 Vegetable
Vitamin E 2.38 0.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.071 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.12 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.851 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.151 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.074 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 23.5 Vegetable
Folate 22 19 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.031 Vegetable
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.01 Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.072 Taro
Tryptophan 0.023 0.029 Vegetable
Threonine 0.069 0.115 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.054 0.139 Vegetable
Leucine 0.111 0.19 Vegetable
Lysine 0.067 0.17 Vegetable
Methionine 0.02 0.034 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.12 Vegetable
Valine 0.082 0.149 Vegetable
Histidine 0.034 0.073 Vegetable
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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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.