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Rutabagas vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Rutabagas and Tomato

  • Rutabagas are richer in Vitamin C, yet Tomato is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Rutabagas is 13% higher.
  • Rutabagas contain 4 times more Calcium than Tomato. Rutabagas contain 43mg of Calcium, while Tomato contains 10mg.
  • Tomato contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Rutabagas, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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 +330%
Contains more Iron +63%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.7%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 17% 15% 23% 27% 2% 7% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Iron +63%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.7%
Contains more Zinc +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +84.4%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin C +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +41550%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 84% 23% 10% 14% 10% 24% 16% 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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +41550%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +2533.3%

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.
Rutabagas Tomato
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rutabagas Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 6.32g 2.69g Rutabagas
Protein 1.08g 0.88g Rutabagas
Fats 0.16g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 8.62g 3.89g Rutabagas
Calories 37kcal 18kcal Rutabagas
Starch 0.4g 0g Rutabagas
Fructose 1.61g 1.37g Rutabagas
Sugar 4.46g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 2.3g 1.2g Rutabagas
Calcium 43mg 10mg Rutabagas
Iron 0.44mg 0.27mg Rutabagas
Magnesium 20mg 11mg Rutabagas
Phosphorus 53mg 24mg Rutabagas
Potassium 305mg 237mg Rutabagas
Sodium 12mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 0.24mg 0.17mg Rutabagas
Copper 0.032mg 0.059mg Tomato
Vitamin A 2IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 25mg 13.7mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.037mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.019mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B3 0.7mg 0.594mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 0.089mg Rutabagas
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.08mg Rutabagas
Folate 21µg 15µg Rutabagas
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine mg 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine mg 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.028g Rutabagas
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.088g 0.083g Rutabagas

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rutabagas Tomato
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
15
Rutabagas
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rutabagas
10
Tomato

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
6%
Rutabagas
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
9%
Rutabagas
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Rutabagas
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.83g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rutabagas
Rutabagas 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. Rutabagas - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168454/nutrients
  2. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.