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Bell pepper vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bell pepper and Tomatillo?

  • Bell pepper is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, yet Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6647% more.
  • Bell pepper has 7 times more Vitamin C than Tomatillo. While Bell pepper has 80.4mg of Vitamin C, Tomatillo has only 11.7mg.

We used Peppers, sweet, green, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +82.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Copper +19.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +82.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +95%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Copper +19.7%

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 A +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +587.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.38
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 19%
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 A +224.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +587.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +36.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.38

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.
Bell pepper Tomatillo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 3.94g Tomatillo
Protein 0.86g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.17g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 4.64g 5.84g Tomatillo
Calories 20kcal 32kcal Tomatillo
Starch 0g g Bell pepper
Fructose 1.12g g Bell pepper
Sugar 2.4g 3.93g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 1.9g Tomatillo
Calcium 10mg 7mg Bell pepper
Iron 0.34mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 20mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 175mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 3mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.13mg 0.22mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.066mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 370IU 114IU Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 80.4mg 11.7mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.044mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.056mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 7µg Bell pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.4µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Isoleucine 0.024mg mg Bell pepper
Leucine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Lysine 0.039mg mg Bell pepper
Methionine 0.007mg mg Bell pepper
Phenylalanine 0.092mg mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg mg Bell pepper
Histidine 0.01mg mg Bell pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.139g Bell pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper 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
34
Bell pepper
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
9
Bell pepper
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
5%
Bell pepper
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
5%
Bell pepper
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Bell pepper
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
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. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.