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Taro, raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Taro

Taro
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
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54 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957607/
73
Calories
112
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
22.36 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 cup, sliced (104 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-10 (alkaline)
90% Potassium
79% Fiber
71% Carbs
71% Magnesium
70% Net carbs
Explanation: The given food contains more Potassium than 90% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Potassium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Fiber, Carbs, Magnesium, and Net carbs.

Taro Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
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54

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 13% 21% 24% 36% 53% 2% 7% 58% 50% 4% 10%
Calcium: 43 mg of 1,000 mg 4%
Iron: 0.55 mg of 8 mg 7%
Magnesium: 33 mg of 420 mg 8%
Phosphorus: 84 mg of 700 mg 12%
Potassium: 591 mg of 3,400 mg 17%
Sodium: 11 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.23 mg of 11 mg 2%
Copper: 0.172 mg of 1 mg 19%
Manganese: 0.383 mg of 2 mg 17%
Selenium: 0.7 µg of 55 µg 1%
Choline: 17.3 mg of 550 mg 3%

Mineral chart - relative view

Potassium
591 mg
TOP 10%
Magnesium
33 mg
TOP 29%
Copper
0.172 mg
TOP 34%
Calcium
43 mg
TOP 37%
Manganese
0.383 mg
TOP 41%
Phosphorus
84 mg
TOP 68%
Iron
0.55 mg
TOP 75%
Choline
17.3 mg
TOP 77%
Zinc
0.23 mg
TOP 83%
Sodium
11 mg
TOP 85%
Selenium
0.7 µg
TOP 86%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 76 IU of 5,000 IU 2%
Vitamin E : 2.38 mg of 15 mg 16%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 4.5 mg of 90 mg 5%
Vitamin B1: 0.095 mg of 1 mg 8%
Vitamin B2: 0.025 mg of 1 mg 2%
Vitamin B3: 0.6 mg of 16 mg 4%
Vitamin B5: 0.303 mg of 5 mg 6%
Vitamin B6: 0.283 mg of 1 mg 22%
Folate: 22 µg of 400 µg 6%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 1 µg of 120 µg 1%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
4.5 mg
TOP 30%
Vitamin E
2.38 mg
TOP 39%
Vitamin B6
0.283 mg
TOP 41%
Vitamin A
76 IU
TOP 45%
Folate
22 µg
TOP 47%
Vitamin B1
0.095 mg
TOP 50%
Vitamin B5
0.303 mg
TOP 73%
Vitamin B3
0.6 mg
TOP 76%
Vitamin K
1 µg
TOP 78%
Vitamin B2
0.025 mg
TOP 89%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

2% 27% 71% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 3%
1.5 g of 50 g
3%
Fats:
Daily Value: 0%
0.2 g of 65 g
0%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 9%
26.46 g of 300 g
9%
Water:
Daily Value: 4%
70.64 g of 2,000 g
4%
Other:
1.2 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 25% 20% 12% 13% 10% 6% 15% 14% 15%
Tryptophan: 23 mg of 280 mg 8%
Threonine: 69 mg of 1,050 mg 7%
Isoleucine: 54 mg of 1,400 mg 4%
Leucine: 111 mg of 2,730 mg 4%
Lysine: 67 mg of 2,100 mg 3%
Methionine: 20 mg of 1,050 mg 2%
Phenylalanine: 82 mg of 1,750 mg 5%
Valine: 82 mg of 1,820 mg 5%
Histidine: 34 mg of 700 mg 5%

Fat type information

0.041% 0.016% 0.083%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g

Fiber content ratio for Taro

4.1% 21.96%
Sugar: 0.4 g
Fiber: 4.1 g
Other: 21.96 g

All nutrients for Taro per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 30% 22.36g 2.4 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 4% 81% 1.5g 1.9 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 0% 88% 0.2g 166.6 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 9% 29% 26.46g 1.1 times less than Rice Rice
Calories 6% 70% 112kcal 2.4 times more than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 72% 0.4g 22.4 times less than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 16% 21% 4.1g 1.7 times more than Orange Orange
Calcium 4% 37% 43mg 2.9 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 7% 75% 0.55mg 4.7 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 8% 29% 33mg 4.2 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 12% 68% 84mg 2.2 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 17% 10% 591mg 4 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 0% 85% 11mg 44.5 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 2% 83% 0.23mg 27.4 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 19% 34% 0.17mg 1.2 times more than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 2% 45% 76IU 219.8 times less than Carrot Carrot
Vitamin E 16% 39% 2.38mg 1.6 times more than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 5% 30% 4.5mg 11.8 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 8% 50% 0.1mg 2.8 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 2% 89% 0.03mg 5.2 times less than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 4% 76% 0.6mg 16 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 6% 73% 0.3mg 3.7 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 22% 41% 0.28mg 2.4 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 6% 47% 22µg 2.8 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Vitamin K 1% 78% 1µg 101.6 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 92% 0.02mg 13.3 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 92% 0.07mg 10.4 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 94% 0.05mg 16.9 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 92% 0.11mg 21.9 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 93% 0.07mg 6.7 times less than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 93% 0.02mg 4.8 times less than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 92% 0.08mg 8.1 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 92% 0.08mg 24.7 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 93% 0.03mg 22 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Trans Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Margarine
Saturated Fat 0% 87% 0.04g 143.8 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 90% 0.02g 612.4 times less than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 87% 0.08g 568.4 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 112
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
16%
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 43mg 4%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 591mg 17%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Taro nutrition infographic

Taro nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/nutrients

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