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Jalapeño vs. Tomatillo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Jalapeño and Tomatillo

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Tomatillo is higher in Manganese.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6648% more than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño has 10 times more Vitamin C than Tomatillo. While Jalapeño has 118.6mg of Vitamin C, Tomatillo has only 11.7mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peppers, jalapeno, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Manganese +157632%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16% 13% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27% 19957% 3%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Manganese +157632%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Equal in Potassium - 268

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +845.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +913.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +648.2%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Equal in Choline - 7.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 5% 47%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 5% 26%
Contains more Vitamin A +845.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +913.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +648.2%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +83.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Equal in Choline - 7.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +11.3%
Contains more Fats +175.7%
Equal in Protein - 0.96
Equal in Water - 91.63
Equal in Other - 0.55
7% 92%
Protein: 0.91 g
Fats: 0.37 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 0.53 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 1.02 g
Carbs: 5.84 g
Water: 91.63 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Carbs +11.3%
Contains more Fats +175.7%
Equal in Protein - 0.96
Equal in Water - 91.63
Equal in Other - 0.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +434.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +272.3%
39% 12% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.112 g
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +434.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +272.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Jalapeño Tomatillo
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Jalapeño Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3.94g Tomatillo
Protein 0.91g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.37g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 6.5g 5.84g Jalapeño
Calories 29kcal 32kcal Tomatillo
Fructose 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12g 3.93g Tomatillo
Fiber 2.8g 1.9g Jalapeño
Calcium 12mg 7mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.25mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 15mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 26mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 248mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 3mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.14mg 0.22mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.046mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Manganese 0.097mg 153mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.4µg 0.5µg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 1078IU 114IU Jalapeño
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 6µg Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.38mg Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6mg 11.7mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.035mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.315mg 0.15mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.056mg Jalapeño
Folate 27µg 7µg Jalapeño
Choline 7.5mg 7.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin K 18.5µg 10.1µg Jalapeño
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.139g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.417g Tomatillo
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.062g Jalapeño
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Jalapeño Tomatillo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Jalapeño
13%
Tomatillo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Jalapeño
2007%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.