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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 Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 8% 8% 13% 13% 1% 5% 14%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +102.6%
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 A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
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 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 1% 1% 0% 25% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 15% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin C +58.1%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Onion Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 7.64g Onion
Protein 0.96g 1.1g Onion
Fats 1.02g 0.1g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 9.34g Onion
Calories 32kcal 40kcal Onion
Starch g 0g Onion
Fructose g 1.29g Onion
Sugar 3.93g 4.24g Tomatillo
Fiber 1.9g 1.7g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 23mg Onion
Iron 0.62mg 0.21mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 10mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 29mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 146mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 4mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.17mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.039mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 2IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.02mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 7.4mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.046mg Onion
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.027mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.116mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.123mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.12mg Onion
Folate 7µg 19µg Onion
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 0.4µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.014mg Onion
Threonine mg 0.021mg Onion
Isoleucine mg 0.014mg Onion
Leucine mg 0.025mg Onion
Lysine mg 0.039mg Onion
Methionine mg 0.002mg Onion
Phenylalanine mg 0.025mg Onion
Valine mg 0.021mg Onion
Histidine mg 0.014mg Onion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.042g Onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.013g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.017g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Onion
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
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

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)

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.