Taro Leaves

Taro Leaves, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin and Folate.

The food contains 6.71g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 4.98 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is average.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 100, for Taro Leaves, Raw, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein37%
 Calories from Fat12%
 Calories from Carbs50%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin K
  • High in Riboflavin
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A4825.1 IU96.5%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent241 mcg
Alpha Carotene0 mcg
Beta Carotene2895.2 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin1932.1 mcg
Vitamin C52 mg86.7%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin E2 mg6.7%Top 30%High
Vitamin K108.6 mcg135.8%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.21 mg13.9%Top 30%High
Riboflavin0.46 mg26.8%Top 30%High
Niacin1.5 mg7.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.15 mg7.3%Mid 40%Average
Folate126 mcg31.5%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate126 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents126 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.08 mg0.84%Mid 40%Average
Choline12.8 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium107 mg10.7%Top 30%High
Iron2.3 mg12.5%Top 30%High
Magnesium45 mg11.2%Top 30%High
Phosphorus60 mg6%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium648 mg18.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium3 mg0.1%Bottom 10%Very Low
Zinc0.41 mg2.7%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.27 mg13.5%Top 30%High
Manganese0.71 mg35.7%Top 30%High
Selenium0.9 mcg1.3%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate6.7 g2.2%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber3.7 g14.8%Top 30%High
Starch0 g
Sugars3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein5 g10%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan48 mg
Threonine167 mg
Isoleucine260 mg
Leucine392 mg
Lysine246 mg
Methionine79 mg
Cystine64 mg
Phenylalanine195 mg
Tyrosine178 mg
Valine256 mg
Arginine220 mg
Histidine114 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.74 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.15 g0.75%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids93 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids214 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water85.7 g
Ash1.9 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 42 Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.74 g 1.1%

Saturated Fat 0.15 g 0.75%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3 mg 0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 6.7 g 2.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 5 g 10%

Vitamin A 96.5% Vitamin C 86.7%

Calcium 10.7% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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