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Taro vs Welsh onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Taro and Welsh onion

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Manganese, and Fiber, while Welsh onion has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 160% higher.
  • Welsh onion contains 5 times less Vitamin E than Taro. Taro contains 2.38mg of Vitamin E , while Welsh onion contains 0.51mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Onions, welsh, 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
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%

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 E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +19240%
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 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +19240%

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
61
Welsh onion
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
18
Welsh onion

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
11%
Welsh onion
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
7%
Welsh onion
Fats
1%
Taro
2%
Welsh onion

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

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Taro Welsh onion
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 glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Welsh onion Opinion
Calories 112 34 Taro
Protein 1.5 1.9 Welsh onion
Fats 0.2 0.4 Welsh onion
Vitamin C 4.5 27 Welsh onion
Net carbs 22.360000610351562 4.099999904632568 Taro
Carbs 26.46 6.5 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.55 1.22 Welsh onion
Calcium 43 18 Taro
Potassium 591 212 Taro
Magnesium 33 23 Taro
Sugar 0.4 2.18 Taro
Fiber 4.1 2.4 Taro
Copper 0.172 0.07 Taro
Zinc 0.23 0.52 Welsh onion
Starch
Phosphorus 84 49 Taro
Sodium 11 17 Taro
Vitamin A 76 1160 Welsh onion
Vitamin E 2.38 0.51 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.095 0.05 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.09 Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.4 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303 0.169 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.072 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1 193.4 Welsh onion
Folate 22 16 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.067 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.056 Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.156 Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.023 0.021 Taro
Threonine 0.069 0.074 Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.054 0.081 Welsh onion
Leucine 0.111 0.113 Welsh onion
Lysine 0.067 0.095 Welsh onion
Methionine 0.02 0.021 Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.082 0.061 Taro
Valine 0.082 0.084 Welsh onion
Histidine 0.034 0.033 Taro
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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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.