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Potato vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Potato and Tomatillo?

  • Potato is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, yet Tomatillo is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin K.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6643% higher.
  • Potato has 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Tomatillo. Potato has 0.298mg of Vitamin B6, while Tomatillo has 0.056mg.
  • Potato contains less Sugar.

We used Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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 +71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
Potato
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +432.1%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +405%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.035
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% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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 C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +432.1%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +405%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.035

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.
Potato 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 15.39g 3.94g Potato
Protein 2.05g 0.96g Potato
Fats 0.09g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 17.49g 5.84g Potato
Calories 77kcal 32kcal Potato
Starch 15.29g g Potato
Fructose 0.26g g Potato
Sugar 0.82g 3.93g Potato
Fiber 2.1g 1.9g Potato
Calcium 12mg 7mg Potato
Iron 0.81mg 0.62mg Potato
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Potato
Phosphorus 57mg 39mg Potato
Potassium 425mg 268mg Potato
Sodium 6mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.3mg 0.22mg Potato
Copper 0.11mg 0.079mg Potato
Vitamin A 2IU 114IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.38mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 19.7mg 11.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.044mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.061mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.295mg 0.15mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298mg 0.056mg Potato
Folate 15µg 7µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Potato
Threonine 0.067mg mg Potato
Isoleucine 0.066mg mg Potato
Leucine 0.098mg mg Potato
Lysine 0.107mg mg Potato
Methionine 0.032mg mg Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081mg mg Potato
Valine 0.103mg mg Potato
Histidine 0.035mg mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.139g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Potato 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
18
Potato
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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
12%
Potato
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
0%
Potato
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 86)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.11g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato 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.

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.