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Garlic vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Garlic and Tomatillo different?

  • Garlic is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, however Tomatillo is richer in Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6579% higher.
  • Garlic contains 28 times more Selenium than Tomatillo. While Garlic contains 14.2µg of Selenium, Tomatillo contains only 0.5µg.

Garlic, raw and Tomatillos, raw are the varieties 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
Garlic
7
:
Contains more Iron +174.2%
Contains more Calcium +2485.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +278.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +292.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +174.2%
Contains more Calcium +2485.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +278.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +292.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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
Garlic
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2105.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +494.1%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
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 C +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2105.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +494.1%
Contains more Folate +133.3%

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
43
Garlic
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
46
Garlic
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
38%
Garlic
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
33%
Garlic
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
2%
Garlic
5%
Tomatillo

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garlic 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 Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garlic
Garlic 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garlic Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 149 32 Garlic
Protein 6.36 0.96 Garlic
Fats 0.5 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 31.2 11.7 Garlic
Carbs 33.06 5.84 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.7 0.62 Garlic
Calcium 181 7 Garlic
Potassium 401 268 Garlic
Magnesium 25 20 Garlic
Sugar 1 3.93 Garlic
Fiber 2.1 1.9 Garlic
Copper 0.299 0.079 Garlic
Zinc 1.16 0.22 Garlic
Starch
Phosphorus 153 39 Garlic
Sodium 17 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 9 114 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.08 0.38 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.2 0.044 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.035 Garlic
Vitamin B3 0.7 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.596 0.15 Garlic
Vitamin B6 1.235 0.056 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 10.1 Tomatillo
Folate 3 7 Tomatillo
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.139 Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.249 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.066 Garlic
Threonine 0.157 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.217 Garlic
Leucine 0.308 Garlic
Lysine 0.273 Garlic
Methionine 0.076 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.183 Garlic
Valine 0.291 Garlic
Histidine 0.113 Garlic
Fructose

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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.