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Welsh onion vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Welsh onion and Taro

  • Welsh onion has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin B2, while Taro has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Copper, Potassium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Welsh onion's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 160% higher.
  • Taro contains 6 times less Vitamin C than Welsh onion. Welsh onion contains 27mg of Vitamin C, while Taro contains 4.5mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, welsh, 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 +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 46% 6% 19% 17% 24% 15% 22% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%

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 C +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +19240%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 90% 70% 11% 0% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 0% 484% 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 +500%
Contains more Vitamin A +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +19240%
Contains more Vitamin E +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%

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
61
Welsh onion
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
18
Welsh onion
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
11%
Welsh onion
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
7%
Welsh onion
26%
Taro
Fats
2%
Welsh onion
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.
Welsh onion Taro
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Welsh onion 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 lower in glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Welsh onion Taro Opinion
Calories 34 112 Taro
Protein 1.9 1.5 Welsh onion
Fats 0.4 0.2 Welsh onion
Vitamin C 27 4.5 Welsh onion
Carbs 6.5 26.46 Taro
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.22 0.55 Welsh onion
Calcium 18 43 Taro
Potassium 212 591 Taro
Magnesium 23 33 Taro
Sugar 2.18 0.4 Taro
Fiber 2.4 4.1 Taro
Copper 0.07 0.172 Taro
Zinc 0.52 0.23 Welsh onion
Starch
Phosphorus 49 84 Taro
Sodium 17 11 Taro
Vitamin A 1160 76 Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51 2.38 Taro
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.095 Taro
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.025 Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.6 Taro
Vitamin B5 0.169 0.303 Taro
Vitamin B6 0.072 0.283 Taro
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 193.4 1 Welsh onion
Folate 16 22 Taro
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.067 0.041 Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056 0.016 Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156 0.083 Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021 0.023 Taro
Threonine 0.074 0.069 Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081 0.054 Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113 0.111 Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095 0.067 Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021 0.02 Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061 0.082 Taro
Valine 0.084 0.082 Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033 0.034 Taro
Fructose

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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.