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Sweet potato vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sweet potato and Tomatillo

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Copper, while Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin K.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6641% higher.
  • Tomatillo contains 118 times less Vitamin A than Sweet potato. Sweet potato contains 709µg of Vitamin A, while Tomatillo contains 6µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
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Contains more Calcium +328.6%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +328.6%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +91.1%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.62

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 +12344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.2%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +461.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 A +12344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.2%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +461.1%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
85
Sweet potato
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet 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 the food
Protein
9%
Sweet potato
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sweet potato Tomatillo
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato 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 Sugars?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sugars (difference - 0.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sweet potato Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 86 32 Sweet potato
Protein 1.57 0.96 Sweet potato
Fats 0.05 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 2.4 11.7 Tomatillo
Carbs 20.12 5.84 Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.61 0.62 Tomatillo
Calcium 30 7 Sweet potato
Potassium 337 268 Sweet potato
Magnesium 25 20 Sweet potato
Sugars 4.18 3.93 Tomatillo
Fiber 3 1.9 Sweet potato
Copper 0.151 0.079 Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3 0.22 Sweet potato
Starch 12.65 Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47 39 Sweet potato
Sodium 55 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 14187 114 Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26 0.38 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.044 Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.035 Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.8 0.15 Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209 0.056 Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.8 10.1 Tomatillo
Folate 11 7 Sweet potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.018 0.139 Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.031 Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083 Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055 Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092 Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066 Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029 Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089 Sweet potato
Valine 0.086 Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031 Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7 Sweet potato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.