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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" chart 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%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
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%
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" 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 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
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
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 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

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.
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
Starch g g
Fructose 2.63g g 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
Vitamin A 1078IU 114IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58mg 0.38mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 18.5µg 10.1µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.092g 0.139g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Jalapeño 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
64
Jalapeño
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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
5%
Jalapeño
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
5%
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

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. 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.