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Tomatillo vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tomatillo and Taro

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K, however Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Fiber, and Phosphorus.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6636% more.
  • Tomatillo has 10 times more Vitamin K than Taro. Tomatillo has 10.1µg of Vitamin K, while Taro has 1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tomatillos, raw and Taro, 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
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Taro
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Calcium +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Copper +117.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Calcium +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +65%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.4%
Contains more Potassium +120.5%
Contains more Copper +117.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.23

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
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Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +910%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +405.4%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 26%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +910%
Contains more Vitamin E +526.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +405.4%
Contains more Folate +214.3%

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.
Tomatillo Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Taro Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.96g 1.5g Taro
Fats 1.02g 0.2g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 26.46g Taro
Calories 32kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.9g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 7mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.62mg 0.55mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 39mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 268mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 1mg 11mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.079mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 114IU 76IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 4.5mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.025mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 7µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.016g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.083g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Taro
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
13
Tomatillo
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
26
Taro

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
6%
Tomatillo
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
26%
Taro
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.098g)
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 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

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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/nutrients
  2. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.