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Tomatillo vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tomatillo and Potato?

  • Tomatillo is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin K, yet Potato is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6643% higher.
  • Tomatillo has 5 times more Vitamin K than Potato. Tomatillo has 10.1µg of Vitamin K, while Potato has 2µg.
  • Potato contains less Sugar.

We used Tomatillos, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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 less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%

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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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +405%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +432.1%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +5600%
Contains more Vitamin E +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +405%
Contains more Vitamin C +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +432.1%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
17%
Potato
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
0%
Potato

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Potato
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 contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 86)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.11g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Potato Opinion
Calories 32 77 Potato
Protein 0.96 2.05 Potato
Fats 1.02 0.09 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 19.7 Potato
Carbs 5.84 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.81 Potato
Calcium 7 12 Potato
Potassium 268 425 Potato
Magnesium 20 23 Potato
Sugar 3.93 0.82 Potato
Fiber 1.9 2.1 Potato
Copper 0.079 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.22 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 39 57 Potato
Sodium 1 6 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 2 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38 0.01 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.032 Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85 1.061 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 2 Tomatillo
Folate 7 15 Potato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.002 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.042 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 Potato

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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.