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Tomatillo vs Garden asparagus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tomatillo and Garden asparagus

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3, however Garden asparagus is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily Manganese needs 6645% more than Garden asparagus.
  • Garden asparagus contains 2 times less Vitamin C than Tomatillo. Tomatillo contains 11.7mg of Vitamin C, while Garden asparagus contains 5.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Tomatillos, raw and Asparagus, 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 Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +242.9%
Contains more Iron +245.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +145.5%
Contains more Copper +139.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +242.9%
Contains more Iron +245.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +145.5%
Contains more Copper +139.2%

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 +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +563.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +302.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.9%
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 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 105%
Contains more Vitamin C +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +563.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +302.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%
Contains more Folate +642.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +311.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Garden asparagus Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 1.78g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 2.2g Garden asparagus
Fats 1.02g 0.12g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 3.88g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 20kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 3.93g 1.88g Garden asparagus
Fiber 1.9g 2.1g Garden asparagus
Calcium 7mg 24mg Garden asparagus
Iron 0.62mg 2.14mg Garden asparagus
Magnesium 20mg 14mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 52mg Garden asparagus
Potassium 268mg 202mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.54mg Garden asparagus
Copper 0.079mg 0.189mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin A 114IU 756IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 0.38mg 1.13mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 5.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.143mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.141mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.978mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.274mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.091mg Garden asparagus
Folate 7µg 52µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 41.6µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan mg 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Threonine mg 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Leucine mg 0.128mg Garden asparagus
Lysine mg 0.104mg Garden asparagus
Methionine mg 0.031mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine mg 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Valine mg 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Histidine mg 0.049mg Garden asparagus
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.04g Garden asparagus
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.05g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Garden asparagus
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
29
Garden asparagus
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
27
Garden asparagus

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
13%
Garden asparagus
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
4%
Garden asparagus
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Garden asparagus

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 - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.