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Chili pepper vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chili pepper and Tomatillo

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper and Iron, however Tomatillo is higher in Manganese.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6644% more than Chili pepper.
  • Chili pepper has 12 times more Vitamin C than Tomatillo. While Chili pepper has 143.7mg of Vitamin C, Tomatillo has only 11.7mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Tomatillos, raw.

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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
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Contains more Iron +66.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +63.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +66.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +63.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 39

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 C +1128.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +735.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +803.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.6%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +1128.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +735.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +803.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.6%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%

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
66
Chili pepper
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili 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 the food
Protein
11%
Chili pepper
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
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.
Chili pepper 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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 - 1.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.097g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Chili pepper Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 40 32 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 0.96 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 143.7 11.7 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 5.84 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.62 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 7 Chili pepper
Potassium 322 268 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 20 Chili pepper
Sugars 5.3 3.93 Tomatillo
Fiber 1.5 1.9 Tomatillo
Copper 0.129 0.079 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.22 Chili pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 43 39 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 952 114 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.38 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.044 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.035 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.15 Chili pepper
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.056 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 10.1 Chili pepper
Folate 23 7 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.139 Chili pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.026 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 Chili pepper
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.