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Summer squash vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Summer squash and Tomatillo

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, and Folate, however Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily Manganese needs 6645% more than Summer squash.
  • Tomatillo contains 4 times less Folate than Summer squash. Summer squash contains 29µg of Folate, while Tomatillo contains 7µg.
  • Summer squash has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Iron +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Copper +54.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Phosphorus - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Iron +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Copper +54.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 268
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 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +289.3%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +236.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.15
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +289.3%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +236.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.15

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
Summer squash
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Summer squash
5%
Tomatillo

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.
Summer squash Tomatillo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Summer squash 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 Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Summer squash Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 16 32 Tomatillo
Protein 1.21 0.96 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 17 11.7 Summer squash
Net carbs 2.25 3.940000057220459 Tomatillo
Carbs 3.35 5.84 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.62 Tomatillo
Calcium 15 7 Summer squash
Potassium 262 268 Tomatillo
Magnesium 17 20 Tomatillo
Sugar 2.2 3.93 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 1.9 Tomatillo
Copper 0.051 0.079 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.29 0.22 Summer squash
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Phosphorus 38 39 Tomatillo
Sodium 2 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 200 114 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.38 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.044 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.035 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.15 Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.056 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 10.1 Tomatillo
Folate 29 7 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.139 Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.011 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 Summer squash
Isoleucine 0.042 Summer squash
Leucine 0.069 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 Summer squash
Valine 0.053 Summer squash
Histidine 0.025 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 Summer squash

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.