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

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 A +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +996.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +204.4%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Taro Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.88g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 3.89g 26.46g Taro
Calories 18kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.2g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 10mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.27mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 11mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 24mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 237mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 5mg 11mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.23mg Taro
Copper 0.059mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 833IU 76IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 4.5mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.025mg Taro
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 15µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 1µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.027mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.025mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.027mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.006mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.018mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.014mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.041g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.016g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.083g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato Taro
Low Fats diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
5%
Tomato
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Taro

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 - 31)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. 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.