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Wakame vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Wakame and Taro?

  • Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Taro is richer in Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Fiber.
  • Wakame's daily need coverage for Manganese is 44% more.
  • Taro contains 79 times less Sodium than Wakame. Wakame contains 872mg of Sodium, while Taro contains 11mg.

We used Seaweed, wakame, raw 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
Wakame
5
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3
Taro
Contains more Iron +296.4%
Contains more Calcium +248.8%
Contains more Magnesium +224.2%
Contains more Copper +65.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +1082%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 84
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +296.4%
Contains more Calcium +248.8%
Contains more Magnesium +224.2%
Contains more Copper +65.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Potassium +1082%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 84

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
Wakame
6
:
4
Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +430%
Contains more Folate +790.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 22% 20% 0% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 0% 14% 147%
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 A +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +820%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130%
Contains more Vitamin K +430%
Contains more Folate +790.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%

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
29
Wakame
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
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
18%
Wakame
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
26%
Taro
Fats
3%
Wakame
1%
Taro

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 861mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Taro Opinion
Calories 45 112 Taro
Protein 3.03 1.5 Wakame
Fats 0.64 0.2 Wakame
Vitamin C 3 4.5 Taro
Net carbs 8.640000343322754 22.360000610351562 Taro
Carbs 9.14 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.18 0.55 Wakame
Calcium 150 43 Wakame
Potassium 50 591 Taro
Magnesium 107 33 Wakame
Sugar 0.65 0.4 Taro
Fiber 0.5 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.284 0.172 Wakame
Zinc 0.38 0.23 Wakame
Starch
Phosphorus 80 84 Taro
Sodium 872 11 Taro
Vitamin A 360 76 Wakame
Vitamin E 1 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.23 0.025 Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6 0.6 Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697 0.303 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.3 1 Wakame
Folate 196 22 Wakame
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058 0.016 Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218 0.083 Wakame
Tryptophan 0.035 0.023 Wakame
Threonine 0.165 0.069 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087 0.054 Wakame
Leucine 0.257 0.111 Wakame
Lysine 0.112 0.067 Wakame
Methionine 0.063 0.02 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112 0.082 Wakame
Valine 0.209 0.082 Wakame
Histidine 0.015 0.034 Taro
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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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.