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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
Carrot
3
:
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
:
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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
6%
Carrot
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Carrot
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Carrot Tomatillo
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Carrot Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 41 32 Carrot
Protein 0.93 0.96 Tomatillo
Fats 0.24 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 5.9 11.7 Tomatillo
Carbs 9.58 5.84 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.62 Tomatillo
Calcium 33 7 Carrot
Potassium 320 268 Carrot
Magnesium 12 20 Tomatillo
Sugars 4.74 3.93 Tomatillo
Fiber 2.8 1.9 Carrot
Copper 0.045 0.079 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.24 0.22 Carrot
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 35 39 Tomatillo
Sodium 69 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 16706 114 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66 0.38 Carrot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.044 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.035 Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.273 0.15 Carrot
Vitamin B6 0.138 0.056 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.2 10.1 Carrot
Folate 19 7 Carrot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.037 0.139 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.012 Carrot
Threonine 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.02 Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.069 Carrot
Histidine 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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 of 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.