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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Zinc +165.2%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.3%
Contains more Potassium +9750%
Contains more Magnesium +230%
Contains more Copper +647.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +342.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%

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 +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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
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 +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%

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.
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
Calories 13kcal 112kcal Taro
Protein 0.4g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.2g 0.2g
Vitamin C 13mg 4.5mg Winter melon
Net carbs 0.1g 22.36g Taro
Carbs 3g 26.46g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.4mg 0.55mg Taro
Calcium 19mg 43mg Taro
Potassium 6mg 591mg Taro
Magnesium 10mg 33mg Taro
Sugar g 0.4g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 4.1g Taro
Copper 0.023mg 0.172mg Taro
Zinc 0.61mg 0.23mg Winter melon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 19mg 84mg Taro
Sodium 111mg 11mg Taro
Vitamin A 0IU 76IU Taro
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1µg Taro
Folate 5µg 22µg Taro
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.041g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.016g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.083g Winter melon
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.009mg 0.067mg Taro
Methionine 0.003mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine mg 0.034mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Winter melon Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs 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
9
Winter melon
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
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 - 53)
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

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. 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.