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Tomatillo vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomatillo and Eggplant

  • Eggplant has less Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K than Tomatillo.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6642% more than Eggplant.
  • Tomatillo has 5 times more Vitamin C than Eggplant. While Tomatillo has 11.7mg of Vitamin C, Eggplant has only 2.2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatillos, raw and Eggplant, 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 Iron +169.6%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +17%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Iron +169.6%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +17%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.081

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 +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +431.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +188.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037
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 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +431.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +188.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.88g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 1.02g 0.18g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 32kcal 25kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 3.93g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 1.9g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 7mg 9mg Eggplant
Iron 0.62mg 0.23mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 14mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 24mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 229mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.16mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 114IU 23IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.3mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 2.2mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.039mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.649mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 7µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 3.5µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.016g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.076g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Eggplant
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
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
10
Eggplant

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
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
6%
Eggplant
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Eggplant

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 - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.