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Tomatillo vs Salsa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tomatillo and Salsa

  • Tomatillo has more Vitamin C, however Salsa has more Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Salsa's daily need coverage for Iron is 20% more.
  • Tomatillo has 3 times more Vitamin C than Salsa. Tomatillo has 11.7mg of Vitamin C, while Salsa has 4mg.
  • Tomatillo is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Tomatillos, raw and USDA Commodity, salsa.

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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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +261.3%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Equal in Potassium - 270
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% 85% 12% 13% 24% 57% 5% 32%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +261.3%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Equal in Potassium - 270

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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Salsa
Contains more Vitamin C +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +382.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.1%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
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 33% 0% 0% 14% 13% 7% 21% 0% 35% 15% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +192.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +382.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.1%
Contains more Folate +171.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Salsa Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 5.6g Salsa
Protein 0.96g 1.5g Salsa
Fats 1.02g 0.2g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 7g Salsa
Calories 32kcal 36kcal Salsa
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.93g g Salsa
Fiber 1.9g 1.4g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 12mg Salsa
Iron 0.62mg 2.24mg Salsa
Magnesium 20mg 16mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 30mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 270mg Salsa
Sodium 1mg 430mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.17mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.096mg Salsa
Vitamin A 114IU 550IU Salsa
Vitamin E 0.38mg mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7mg 4mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.05mg Salsa
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.03mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 1.08mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.149mg Salsa
Folate 7µg 19µg Salsa
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg µg Tomatillo
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 g Salsa
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.029g Salsa
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.016g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.107g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Salsa
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
11
Salsa
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
29
Salsa

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
9%
Salsa
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
7%
Salsa
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Salsa

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 429mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salsa
Salsa is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salsa
Salsa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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.