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Onion vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Onion and Tomatillo?

  • Onion has less Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin K, and Iron than Tomatillo.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6647% higher.

We used Onions, raw and Tomatillos, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +228.6%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +102.6%

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
Onion
3
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Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1494.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +2425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 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 B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1494.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +2425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 3.94g Onion
Protein 1.1g 0.96g Onion
Fats 0.1g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 9.34g 5.84g Onion
Calories 40kcal 32kcal Onion
Starch 0g g Onion
Fructose 1.29g g Onion
Sugar 4.24g 3.93g Tomatillo
Fiber 1.7g 1.9g Tomatillo
Calcium 23mg 7mg Onion
Iron 0.21mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 10mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 29mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 146mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 4mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.17mg 0.22mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.039mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 2IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.4mg 11.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.044mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.123mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.056mg Onion
Folate 19µg 7µg Onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.014mg mg Onion
Threonine 0.021mg mg Onion
Isoleucine 0.014mg mg Onion
Leucine 0.025mg mg Onion
Lysine 0.039mg mg Onion
Methionine 0.002mg mg Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025mg mg Onion
Valine 0.021mg mg Onion
Histidine 0.014mg mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.139g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Onion 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
8
Onion
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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
7%
Onion
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
0%
Onion
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.097g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.