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Green bean vs. Tomatillo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Green bean and Tomatillo?

  • Green bean is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, and Fiber, yet Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6640% more.
  • Green bean has 6 times more Calcium than Tomatillo. While Green bean has 44mg of Calcium, Tomatillo has only 7mg.

We used Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt 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 +528.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains more Copper +38.6%
Contains more Manganese +53584.2%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Equal in Sodium - 1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 25% 13% 13% 13% 1% 7% 19% 38% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27% 19957% 3%
Contains more Calcium +528.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains more Copper +38.6%
Contains more Manganese +53584.2%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Equal in Sodium - 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 +455.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.1%
Contains more Folate +371.4%
Contains more Choline +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +374.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 10% 0% 33% 19% 23% 12% 5% 13% 25% 0% 10% 120%
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 +455.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.1%
Contains more Folate +371.4%
Contains more Choline +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +374.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +96.9%
Contains more Carbs +34.9%
Contains more Other +32.7%
Contains more Fats +264.3%
Equal in Water - 91.63
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.89 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 7.88 g
Water: 89.22 g
Other: 0.73 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 +96.9%
Contains more Carbs +34.9%
Contains more Other +32.7%
Contains more Fats +264.3%
Equal in Water - 91.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -54%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1309.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +187.6%
29% 5% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.064 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.145 g
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -54%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1309.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +187.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 4.68g 3.94g Green bean
Protein 1.89g 0.96g Green bean
Fats 0.28g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 7.88g 5.84g Green bean
Calories 35kcal 32kcal Green bean
Sugar 3.63g 3.93g Green bean
Fiber 3.2g 1.9g Green bean
Calcium 44mg 7mg Green bean
Iron 0.65mg 0.62mg Green bean
Magnesium 18mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 29mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 146mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Zinc 0.25mg 0.22mg Green bean
Copper 0.057mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Manganese 0.285mg 153mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.2µg 0.5µg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 633IU 114IU Green bean
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 6µg Green bean
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.38mg Green bean
Vitamin C 9.7mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.044mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.035mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.614mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.074mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.056mg
Folate 33µg 7µg Green bean
Choline 16.9mg 7.6mg Green bean
Vitamin K 47.9µg 10.1µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.02mg Green bean
Threonine 0.082mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.069mg Green bean
Leucine 0.116mg Green bean
Lysine 0.091mg Green bean
Methionine 0.023mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.069mg Green bean
Valine 0.093mg Green bean
Histidine 0.035mg Green bean
Saturated Fat 0.064g 0.139g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Tomatillo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
23%
Green bean
13%
Tomatillo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Green bean
2007%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169141/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.