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Carrot vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carrot and Tomatillo different?

  • Carrot is richer in Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6, while Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6646% more than Carrot.
  • Carrot contains 139 times more Vitamin A than Tomatillo. Carrot contains 835µg of Vitamin A, while Tomatillo contains 6µg.

Carrots, raw and Tomatillos, raw types were used 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 +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.22

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
Carrot
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +14554.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +30.7%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 7% 8% 0% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 0% 26% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +14554.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +30.7%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +98.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.2%

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.
Carrot 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 41kcal 32kcal Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.24g 1.02g Tomatillo
Vitamin C 5.9mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Net carbs 6.78g 3.94g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 5.84g Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Calcium 33mg 7mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 268mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 20mg Tomatillo
Sugar 4.74g 3.93g Tomatillo
Fiber 2.8g 1.9g Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.24mg 0.22mg Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 39mg Tomatillo
Sodium 69mg 1mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 16706IU 114IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.38mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.044mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.035mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.15mg Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.056mg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 10.1µg Carrot
Folate 19µg 7µg Carrot
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.139g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.417g Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg mg Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carrot Tomatillo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
98
Carrot
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Carrot
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 68mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.