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Tomatillo vs Mexican tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomatillo and Mexican tea different?

  • Tomatillo is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin C, while Mexican tea is higher in Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6517% more than Mexican tea.
  • Tomatillo contains 3 times more Vitamin C than Mexican tea. Tomatillo contains 11.7mg of Vitamin C, while Mexican tea contains 3.6mg.

Tomatillos, raw and Epazote, raw types were 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 less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Calcium +3828.6%
Contains more Iron +203.2%
Contains more Magnesium +505%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.5%
Contains more Potassium +136.2%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Copper +140.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 71% 87% 37% 56% 6% 30% 64%
Contains less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Calcium +3828.6%
Contains more Iron +203.2%
Contains more Magnesium +505%
Contains more Phosphorus +120.5%
Contains more Potassium +136.2%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Copper +140.5%

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +894.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Folate +2971.4%
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 4% 0% 0% 12% 7% 81% 12% 11% 36% 162% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +894.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +171.4%
Contains more Folate +2971.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Mexican tea Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 3.64g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.33g Tomatillo
Fats 1.02g 0.52g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 7.44g Mexican tea
Calories 32kcal 32kcal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g g Mexican tea
Fiber 1.9g 3.8g Mexican tea
Calcium 7mg 275mg Mexican tea
Iron 0.62mg 1.88mg Mexican tea
Magnesium 20mg 121mg Mexican tea
Phosphorus 39mg 86mg Mexican tea
Potassium 268mg 633mg Mexican tea
Sodium 1mg 43mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 1.1mg Mexican tea
Copper 0.079mg 0.19mg Mexican tea
Vitamin A 114IU 57IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 3.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.028mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.348mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.639mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.179mg Mexican tea
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.152mg Mexican tea
Folate 7µg 215µg Mexican tea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g g Mexican tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Mexican tea
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
27
Mexican tea
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
54
Mexican tea

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
2%
Mexican tea
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
7%
Mexican tea
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
2%
Mexican tea

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.139g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mexican tea
Mexican tea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Mexican tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169398/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.