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Amaranth leaves vs. Tomatillo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Amaranth leaves and Tomatillo?

  • Amaranth leaves are higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B2, yet Tomatillo is higher in Manganese.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6614% more.
  • Amaranth leaves have 113 times more Vitamin K than Tomatillo. While Amaranth leaves have 1140µg of Vitamin K, Tomatillo has only 10.1µg.

We used Amaranth leaves, raw and Tomatillos, raw types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +2971.4%
Contains more Iron +274.2%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Potassium +128%
Contains more Zinc +309.1%
Contains more Copper +105.1%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Manganese +17188.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27% 19957% 3%
Contains more Calcium +2971.4%
Contains more Iron +274.2%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Potassium +128%
Contains more Zinc +309.1%
Contains more Copper +105.1%
Contains more Selenium +80%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Manganese +17188.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +2458.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +270.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11187.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 5% 26%
Contains more Vitamin A +2458.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +270.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.9%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11187.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Other +172.7%
Contains more Fats +209.1%
Contains more Carbs +45.3%
Equal in Water - 91.63
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 1.02 g
Carbs: 5.84 g
Water: 91.63 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +156.3%
Contains more Other +172.7%
Contains more Fats +209.1%
Contains more Carbs +45.3%
Equal in Water - 91.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +183.7%
29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +183.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Amaranth leaves Tomatillo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 3.94g Amaranth leaves
Protein 2.46g 0.96g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 4.02g 5.84g Tomatillo
Calories 23kcal 32kcal Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 1.9g Tomatillo
Calcium 215mg 7mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 0.62mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 20mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 39mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 268mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.9mg 0.22mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.079mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 153mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.9µg 0.5µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 114IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 6µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin E 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin C 43.3mg 11.7mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.035mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.056mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 85µg 7µg Amaranth leaves
Choline 7.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin K 1140µg 10.1µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.139g Amaranth leaves
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth leaves Tomatillo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
257%
Amaranth leaves
13%
Tomatillo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
2007%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients
  2. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.