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Tomato vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tomato and Taro?

  • Tomato is higher in Vitamin C and Vitamin K, however Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin E , Manganese, Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 16% more.
  • Taro contains 8 times less Vitamin K than Tomato. Tomato contains 7.9µg of Vitamin K, while Taro contains 1µg.

We used Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Taro, raw types in this article.

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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
Tomato
1
:
7
Taro
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Potassium +149.4%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +191.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Potassium +149.4%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +191.5%
Contains more Zinc +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%

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
Tomato
3
:
7
Taro
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +690%
Contains more Vitamin E +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +690%
Contains more Vitamin E +340.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.6

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Tomato
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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 the food
Protein
5%
Tomato
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Taro

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tomato Taro
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Taro
Taro contains less Sugars (difference - 2.23g)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tomato Taro Opinion
Calories 18 112 Taro
Protein 0.88 1.5 Taro
Fats 0.2 0.2
Vitamin C 13.7 4.5 Tomato
Carbs 3.89 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.27 0.55 Taro
Calcium 10 43 Taro
Potassium 237 591 Taro
Magnesium 11 33 Taro
Sugars 2.63 0.4 Taro
Fiber 1.2 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.059 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.17 0.23 Taro
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 24 84 Taro
Sodium 5 11 Tomato
Vitamin A 833 76 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.025 Taro
Vitamin B3 0.594 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.089 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 7.9 1 Tomato
Folate 15 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.028 0.041 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031 0.016 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083 0.083
Tryptophan 0.006 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.027 0.069 Taro
Isoleucine 0.018 0.054 Taro
Leucine 0.025 0.111 Taro
Lysine 0.027 0.067 Taro
Methionine 0.006 0.02 Taro
Phenylalanine 0.027 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.018 0.082 Taro
Histidine 0.014 0.034 Taro
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.