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Tomatillo vs Cauliflower - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomatillo and Cauliflower different?

  • Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however Cauliflower is richer in Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6645% higher.
  • Tomatillo contains 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Cauliflower. While Tomatillo contains 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, Cauliflower contains only 0.507mg.
  • Cauliflower has less Sugar.

Tomatillos, raw and Cauliflower, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.7%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Contains more Calcium +214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.7%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Contains more Calcium +214.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +264.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +53.5%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +264.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +312%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Folate +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +53.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Cauliflower Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.97g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 1.92g Cauliflower
Fats 1.02g 0.28g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 4.97g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 25kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.97g Cauliflower
Sugar 3.93g 1.91g Cauliflower
Fiber 1.9g 2g Cauliflower
Calcium 7mg 22mg Cauliflower
Iron 0.62mg 0.42mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 15mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 44mg Cauliflower
Potassium 268mg 299mg Cauliflower
Sodium 1mg 30mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.27mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.079mg 0.039mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.08mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 48.2mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.05mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.06mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.507mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.667mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.184mg Cauliflower
Folate 7µg 57µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 15.5µg Cauliflower
Tryptophan mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Threonine mg 0.076mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine mg 0.071mg Cauliflower
Leucine mg 0.106mg Cauliflower
Lysine mg 0.217mg Cauliflower
Methionine mg 0.02mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine mg 0.065mg Cauliflower
Valine mg 0.125mg Cauliflower
Histidine mg 0.056mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.13g Cauliflower
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.034g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.031g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Cauliflower
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
13
Tomatillo
30
Cauliflower
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
13
Cauliflower

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%
Tomatillo
12%
Cauliflower
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
5%
Cauliflower
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Cauliflower

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.02g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower 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 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.

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. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/nutrients
  2. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.