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Tomatillo vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tomatillo and Napa cabbage

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however Napa cabbage has more Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6643% higher.
  • Napa cabbage has 4 times less Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo. Tomatillo has 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, while Napa cabbage has 0.466mg.

Food types used in this article are Tomatillos, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +314.3%
Contains more Iron +19.4%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 28% 6% 9% 8% 2% 4% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +314.3%
Contains more Iron +19.4%
Contains more Copper +21.5%

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 C +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +297%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.7%
Contains more Folate +514.3%
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 16% 0% 0% 11% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +297%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +130.7%
Contains more Folate +514.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Napa cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.23g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 1.1g Napa cabbage
Fats 1.02g 0.17g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 2.23g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 12kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g g Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.9g g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 29mg Napa cabbage
Iron 0.62mg 0.74mg Napa cabbage
Magnesium 20mg 8mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 19mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 87mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 11mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.14mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.096mg Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 114IU 263IU Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.38mg mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 3.2mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.005mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.025mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.466mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.037mg Tomatillo
Folate 7µg 43µg Napa cabbage
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 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g g Tomatillo

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Tomatillo Napa cabbage
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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Napa cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.139g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.