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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 Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14%
Contains more Iron +121.4%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +92.7%
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 E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +317.9%
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 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 7% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 41%
Contains more Vitamin E +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +317.9%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 3.13g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.65g Tomatillo
Fats 1.02g 0.11g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 3.63g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 15kcal Tomatillo
Starch g 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose g 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 3.93g 1.67g Cucumber
Fiber 1.9g 0.5g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 16mg Cucumber
Iron 0.62mg 0.28mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 13mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 24mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 147mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.2mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.041mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 105IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.03mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 2.8mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.027mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.033mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.098mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.259mg Cucumber
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.04mg Tomatillo
Folate 7µg 7µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan mg 0.005mg Cucumber
Threonine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Isoleucine mg 0.021mg Cucumber
Leucine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Lysine mg 0.029mg Cucumber
Methionine mg 0.006mg Cucumber
Phenylalanine mg 0.019mg Cucumber
Valine mg 0.022mg Cucumber
Histidine mg 0.01mg Cucumber
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.037g Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.005g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.032g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Cucumber
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
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

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)

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.