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Beetroot vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beetroot and Tomatillo

  • Beetroot has more Folate, however Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6638% higher.
  • Tomatillo has 16 times less Folate than Beetroot. Beetroot has 109µg of Folate, while Tomatillo has 7µg.
  • Tomatillo is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Beets, raw and Tomatillos, raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Potassium +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 39
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Potassium +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 39
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +1457.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +453.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4950%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.15
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 26%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.6%
Contains more Folate +1457.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin C +138.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +453.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +4950%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.15

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 3.94g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.96g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 9.56g 5.84g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 32kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g 3.93g Tomatillo
Fiber 2.8g 1.9g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 7mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 0.62mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 39mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 268mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.35mg 0.22mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 33IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.035mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.15mg Beetroot
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.056mg Beetroot
Folate 109µg 7µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg mg Beetroot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.139g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beetroot Tomatillo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
14
Tomatillo

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 food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Beetroot
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 77mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.112g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot 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 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

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

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/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.