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Tomatillo vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tomatillo and Onion?

  • Onion has less Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin K, and Iron than Tomatillo.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6647% higher.
  • Tomatillo has 25 times more Vitamin K than Onion. Tomatillo has 10.1µg of Vitamin K, while Onion has 0.4µg.

We used Tomatillos, raw and Onions, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +195.2%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%

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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Onion
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1494.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +2425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 39% 7% 8% 0% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 0% 26% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1494.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +2425%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046

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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
8
Onion

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%
Onion
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
9%
Onion
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
0%
Onion

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

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Tomatillo Onion
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Saturated Fat?
Onion
Onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.097g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Onion Opinion
Calories 32 40 Onion
Protein 0.96 1.1 Onion
Fats 1.02 0.1 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 7.4 Tomatillo
Net carbs 3.940000057220459 7.639999866485596 Onion
Carbs 5.84 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.21 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 23 Onion
Potassium 268 146 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 10 Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93 4.24 Tomatillo
Fiber 1.9 1.7 Tomatillo
Copper 0.079 0.039 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.17 Tomatillo
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 39 29 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 4 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 2 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38 0.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.027 Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.116 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.123 Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 0.4 Tomatillo
Folate 7 19 Onion
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.042 Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.013 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.017 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.021 Onion
Isoleucine 0.014 Onion
Leucine 0.025 Onion
Lysine 0.039 Onion
Methionine 0.002 Onion
Phenylalanine 0.025 Onion
Valine 0.021 Onion
Histidine 0.014 Onion
Fructose 1.29 Onion

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.