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Tomatillo vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomatillo and Jalapeño

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, however Jalapeño is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6648% more than Jalapeño.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatillos, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 248
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 248

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 B3 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +845.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +913.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +648.2%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +83.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
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 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +845.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +913.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +648.2%
Contains more Folate +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +83.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 3.7g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.91g Tomatillo
Fats 1.02g 0.37g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 6.5g Jalapeño
Calories 32kcal 29kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 3.93g 4.12g Tomatillo
Fiber 1.9g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 7mg 12mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.62mg 0.25mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 15mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 26mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 248mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 3mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.14mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.046mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.38mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.04mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 1.28mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 7µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
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 0.092g Jalapeño
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.029g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.112g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Jalapeño
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
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
10
Jalapeño

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
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.