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Taro vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Taro and Winter melon

  • Taro has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, while Winter melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% higher.
  • Winter melon contains 99 times less Potassium than Taro. Taro contains 591mg of Potassium, while Winter melon contains 6mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Taro is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Taro, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +708.6%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +708.6%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Winter melon Opinion
Calories 112kcal 13kcal Taro
Protein 1.5g 0.4g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Vitamin C 4.5mg 13mg Winter melon
Net carbs 22.36g 0.1g Taro
Carbs 26.46g 3g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.55mg 0.4mg Taro
Calcium 43mg 19mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 6mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 10mg Taro
Sugar 0.4g g Winter melon
Fiber 4.1g 2.9g Taro
Copper 0.172mg 0.023mg Taro
Zinc 0.23mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 84mg 19mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 111mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 0IU Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.04mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.4mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.133mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.035mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg µg Taro
Folate 22µg 5µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.087g Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.002mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.009mg Taro
Methionine 0.02mg 0.003mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Winter melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs 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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 100mg)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.