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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, and Iron, 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
Contains more Iron +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Copper +145.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains more Iron +121.8%
Contains more Zinc +126.1%
Contains more Calcium +138.9%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Copper +145.7%

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 +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
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 +1426.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Welsh onion Taro Opinion
Net carbs 4.1g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.9g 1.5g Welsh onion
Fats 0.4g 0.2g Welsh onion
Carbs 6.5g 26.46g Taro
Calories 34kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.18g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 2.4g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 18mg 43mg Taro
Iron 1.22mg 0.55mg Welsh onion
Magnesium 23mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 49mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 212mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 17mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.52mg 0.23mg Welsh onion
Copper 0.07mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 1160IU 76IU Welsh onion
Vitamin E 0.51mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 4.5mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.025mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.169mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.072mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 16µg 22µg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 193.4µg 1µg Welsh onion
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.074mg 0.069mg Welsh onion
Isoleucine 0.081mg 0.054mg Welsh onion
Leucine 0.113mg 0.111mg Welsh onion
Lysine 0.095mg 0.067mg Welsh onion
Methionine 0.021mg 0.02mg Welsh onion
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.084mg 0.082mg Welsh onion
Histidine 0.033mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.067g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.016g Welsh onion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.156g 0.083g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Welsh onion 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
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

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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.

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.