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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 Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
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% 31% 17% 25% 38% 1% 9% 37%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Copper +39.2%

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 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% 66% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 12% 0% 5%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Potato Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 15.39g Potato
Protein 0.96g 2.05g Potato
Fats 1.02g 0.09g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 17.49g Potato
Calories 32kcal 77kcal Potato
Starch g 15.29g Potato
Fructose g 0.26g Potato
Sugar 3.93g 0.82g Potato
Fiber 1.9g 2.1g Potato
Calcium 7mg 12mg Potato
Iron 0.62mg 0.81mg Potato
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Potato
Phosphorus 39mg 57mg Potato
Potassium 268mg 425mg Potato
Sodium 1mg 6mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.3mg Potato
Copper 0.079mg 0.11mg Potato
Vitamin A 114IU 2IU Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.01mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 19.7mg Potato
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.081mg Potato
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.032mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 1.061mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.295mg Potato
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.298mg Potato
Folate 7µg 15µg Potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 2µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Potato
Threonine mg 0.067mg Potato
Isoleucine mg 0.066mg Potato
Leucine mg 0.098mg Potato
Lysine mg 0.107mg Potato
Methionine mg 0.032mg Potato
Phenylalanine mg 0.081mg Potato
Valine mg 0.103mg Potato
Histidine mg 0.035mg Potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.025g Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.002g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.042g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Potato
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
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

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.

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.