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Lettuce vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sugars (difference - 1.85g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lettuce Tomato
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Tomato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
85
Lettuce
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lettuce
7
Tomato

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
:
3
Tomato
Contains more Iron +218.5%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.17
Contains more Iron +218.5%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +103.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.17

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
:
3
Tomato
Contains more Vitamin A +789%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1498.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +789%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1498.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.4%

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 the food
Protein
8%
Lettuce
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Lettuce
1%
Tomato

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lettuce Tomato Opinion
Calories 15 18 Tomato
Protein 1.36 0.88 Lettuce
Fats 0.15 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin C 9.2 13.7 Tomato
Carbs 2.87 3.89 Tomato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.27 Lettuce
Calcium 36 10 Lettuce
Potassium 194 237 Tomato
Magnesium 13 11 Lettuce
Sugars 0.78 2.63 Tomato
Fiber 1.3 1.2 Lettuce
Copper 0.029 0.059 Tomato
Zinc 0.18 0.17 Lettuce
Starch 0 0
Phosphorus 29 24 Lettuce
Sodium 28 5 Tomato
Vitamin A 7405 833 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.037 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.019 Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.375 0.594 Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.134 0.089 Lettuce
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.08 Lettuce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 7.9 Lettuce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 0.028 Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.009 0.006 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 0.027 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 0.018 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 0.025 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 0.027 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 0.006 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 0.027 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 0.018 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 0.014 Lettuce
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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