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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
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4
Salsa
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Iron +261.3%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Equal in Potassium - 270
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 24% 12% 32% 5% 13% 57%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Iron +261.3%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
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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4
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 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 14% 33% 0% 0% 13% 7% 21% 0% 35% 0% 0% 15%
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 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 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

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Tomatillo Salsa
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.