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Taro vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taro and Zucchini

  • Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Phosphorus, yet Zucchini is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 15% more than Zucchini.
  • Taro contains 4 times more Fiber than Zucchini. While Taro contains 4.1g of Fiber, Zucchini contains only 1g.

Food varieties used in this article are Taro, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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
Taro
6
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Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +224.5%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +224.5%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin K +330%
Equal in Folate - 24
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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin K +330%
Equal in Folate - 24

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taro Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 22.36g 2.11g Taro
Protein 1.5g 1.21g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.32g Zucchini
Carbs 26.46g 3.11g Taro
Calories 112kcal 17kcal Taro
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 0.4g 2.5g Taro
Fiber 4.1g 1g Taro
Calcium 43mg 16mg Taro
Iron 0.55mg 0.37mg Taro
Magnesium 33mg 18mg Taro
Phosphorus 84mg 38mg Taro
Potassium 591mg 261mg Taro
Sodium 11mg 8mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.23mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.172mg 0.053mg Taro
Vitamin A 76IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.12mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.095mg 0.045mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.451mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.303mg 0.204mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.163mg Taro
Folate 22µg 24µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1µg 4.3µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.01mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg 0.029mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.044mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg 0.071mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.067mg
Methionine 0.02mg 0.018mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg 0.043mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg 0.054mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg 0.026mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.084g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.011g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.091g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taro Zucchini
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
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
26
Taro
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
26%
Taro
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Taro
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.