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Winter melon vs. Taro — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Winter melon and Taro

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, while Taro has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Taro's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 19% higher.
  • Taro contains 10 times less Sodium than Winter melon. Winter melon contains 111mg of Sodium, while Taro contains 11mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Manganese +560.3%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8% 8% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Manganese +560.3%
Contains more Selenium +250%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +708.6%
Contains more Folate +340%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 48% 0% 15% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 17% 0% 10% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +708.6%
Contains more Folate +340%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +36%
Contains more Protein +275%
Contains more Carbs +782%
Contains more Other +300%
Equal in Fats - 0.2
3% 96%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3 g
Water: 96.1 g
Other: 0.3 g
26% 71%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 26.46 g
Water: 70.64 g
Other: 1.2 g
Contains more Water +36%
Contains more Protein +275%
Contains more Carbs +782%
Contains more Other +300%
Equal in Fats - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -61%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +131.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083
11% 26% 62%
Saturated Fat: 0.016 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.087 g
29% 11% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +131.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.083

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Winter melon Taro
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Taro Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 22.36g Taro
Protein 0.4g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Carbs 3g 26.46g Taro
Calories 13kcal 112kcal Taro
Sugar 0.4g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 19mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.4mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 10mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 19mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 6mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 111mg 11mg Taro
Zinc 0.61mg 0.23mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.172mg Taro
Manganese 0.058mg 0.383mg Taro
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Taro
Vitamin A 0IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4µg Taro
Vitamin E 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin C 13mg 4.5mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.025mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 5µg 22µg Taro
Choline 17.3mg Taro
Vitamin K 1µg Taro
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.009mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.003mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.034mg Taro
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.041g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.016g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.083g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Winter melon Taro
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Winter melon
17%
Taro
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Winter melon
26%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 100mg)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.