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Zucchini vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Zucchini and Taro

  • Zucchini is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, yet Taro is higher in Vitamin E , Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Taro covers your daily Vitamin E needs 15% more than Zucchini.
  • Zucchini contains 4 times more Vitamin C than Taro. While Zucchini contains 17.9mg of Vitamin C, Taro contains only 4.5mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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 less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +224.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58%
Contains less Sodium -27.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Calcium +168.8%
Contains more Iron +48.6%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains more Potassium +126.4%
Contains more Copper +224.5%

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 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin K +330%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
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 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276%
Contains more Vitamin K +330%
Contains more Vitamin E +1883.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Equal in Folate - 22

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Zucchini Taro Opinion
Net carbs 2.11g 22.36g Taro
Protein 1.21g 1.5g Taro
Fats 0.32g 0.2g Zucchini
Carbs 3.11g 26.46g Taro
Calories 17kcal 112kcal Taro
Starch 0g g Zucchini
Fructose 1.38g g Zucchini
Sugar 2.5g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1g 4.1g Taro
Calcium 16mg 43mg Taro
Iron 0.37mg 0.55mg Taro
Magnesium 18mg 33mg Taro
Phosphorus 38mg 84mg Taro
Potassium 261mg 591mg Taro
Sodium 8mg 11mg Zucchini
Zinc 0.32mg 0.23mg Zucchini
Copper 0.053mg 0.172mg Taro
Vitamin A 200IU 76IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17.9mg 4.5mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.094mg 0.025mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.204mg 0.303mg Taro
Vitamin B6 0.163mg 0.283mg Taro
Folate 24µg 22µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 1µg Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.01mg 0.023mg Taro
Threonine 0.029mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.044mg 0.054mg Taro
Leucine 0.071mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.067mg 0.067mg
Methionine 0.018mg 0.02mg Taro
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.054mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.026mg 0.034mg Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.084g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Taro
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091g 0.083g Zucchini

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini 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
16
Zucchini
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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
7%
Zucchini
9%
Taro
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
26%
Taro
Fats
1%
Zucchini
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food is cheaper?
Taro
Taro is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taro
Taro is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.