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Tomatillo vs. Chili Pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Tomatillo and Chili Pepper

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however, Chili Pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Tomatillo is 6642% higher.
  • Chili Pepper have 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo. Tomatillo has 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, while Chili Pepper have 0.95mg.

Food types used in this article are Tomatillos, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Manganese +64457%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27% 19957% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58% 31% 3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Manganese +64457%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Equal in Selenium - 0.5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +934.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1972.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +396.4%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Choline +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 5% 26%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 7% 36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +934.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1972.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +396.4%
Contains more Folate +228.6%
Contains more Choline +46.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Protein +108.3%
Contains more Carbs +62%
Equal in Water - 87.74
Equal in Other - 0.6
6% 92%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 1.02 g
Carbs: 5.84 g
Water: 91.63 g
Other: 0.55 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 9.46 g
Water: 87.74 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Protein +108.3%
Contains more Carbs +62%
Equal in Water - 87.74
Equal in Other - 0.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1309.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +282.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
15% 8% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1309.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +282.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tomatillo Chili Pepper
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price 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 Chili Pepper Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 7.96g Chili Pepper
Protein 0.96g 2g Chili Pepper
Fats 1.02g 0.2g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 9.46g Chili Pepper
Calories 32kcal 40kcal Chili Pepper
Sugar 3.93g 5.1g Tomatillo
Fiber 1.9g 1.5g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 18mg Chili Pepper
Iron 0.62mg 1.2mg Chili Pepper
Magnesium 20mg 25mg Chili Pepper
Phosphorus 39mg 46mg Chili Pepper
Potassium 268mg 340mg Chili Pepper
Sodium 1mg 7mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.3mg Chili Pepper
Copper 0.079mg 0.174mg Chili Pepper
Manganese 153mg 0.237mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin A 114IU 1179IU Chili Pepper
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 59µg Chili Pepper
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.69mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin C 11.7mg 242.5mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.09mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.09mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.95mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.061mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.278mg Chili Pepper
Folate 7µg 23µg Chili Pepper
Choline 7.6mg 11.1mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin K 10.1µg 14.3µg Chili Pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg Chili Pepper
Threonine 0.074mg Chili Pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg Chili Pepper
Leucine 0.105mg Chili Pepper
Lysine 0.089mg Chili Pepper
Methionine 0.024mg Chili Pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg Chili Pepper
Valine 0.084mg Chili Pepper
Histidine 0.041mg Chili Pepper
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.021g Chili Pepper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.011g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.109g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Chili Pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Tomatillo
83%
Chili Pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2007%
Tomatillo
22%
Chili Pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/nutrients
  2. Chili Pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.