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Tomatillo vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomatillo and Cucumber different?

  • Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Fiber, however Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6649% higher.
  • Tomatillo contains 19 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. While Tomatillo contains 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, Cucumber contains only 0.098mg.
  • Cucumber has less Sugar.

Tomatillos, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 +121.4%
Contains more Potassium +82.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +121.4%
Contains more Potassium +82.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2

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 +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1787.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 105
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
Equal in Folate - 7
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +317.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1787.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.4%
Equal in Vitamin A - 105
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.033
Equal in Folate - 7

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
4%
Cucumber
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Cucumber

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 Cucumber
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Cucumber
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 - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.102g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Cucumber Opinion
Calories 32 15 Tomatillo
Protein 0.96 0.65 Tomatillo
Fats 1.02 0.11 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 2.8 Tomatillo
Net carbs 3.940000057220459 3.130000114440918 Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84 3.63 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.28 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 16 Cucumber
Potassium 268 147 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 13 Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 1.9 0.5 Tomatillo
Copper 0.079 0.041 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.2 Tomatillo
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 39 24 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 2 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 105 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38 0.03 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.027 Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.033 Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.098 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.259 Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.04 Tomatillo
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 7 7
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.005 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.032 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.005 Cucumber
Threonine 0.019 Cucumber
Isoleucine 0.021 Cucumber
Leucine 0.029 Cucumber
Lysine 0.029 Cucumber
Methionine 0.006 Cucumber
Phenylalanine 0.019 Cucumber
Valine 0.022 Cucumber
Histidine 0.01 Cucumber
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.