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Tomatillo vs Summer squash - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tomatillo and Summer squash

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K, however Summer squash is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily Manganese needs 6645% more than Summer squash.
  • Summer squash contains 4 times less Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo. Tomatillo contains 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, while Summer squash contains 0.487mg.
  • Summer squash has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Tomatillos, raw and Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Equal in Potassium - 262
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 1% 8% 17%
Contains more Iron +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Equal in Potassium - 262

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 E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +236.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +289.3%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155
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 12% 3% 0% 57% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 22% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +236.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +289.3%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.048
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.155

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Summer squash Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.25g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 1.21g Summer squash
Fats 1.02g 0.18g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 3.35g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 16kcal Tomatillo
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.95g Summer squash
Sugar 3.93g 2.2g Summer squash
Fiber 1.9g 1.1g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 15mg Summer squash
Iron 0.62mg 0.35mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 17mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 38mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 262mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 2mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.29mg Summer squash
Copper 0.079mg 0.051mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 200IU Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.12mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 17mg Summer squash
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.048mg Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.142mg Summer squash
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.487mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.155mg Summer squash
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.218mg Summer squash
Folate 7µg 29µg Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 3µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Summer squash
Threonine mg 0.028mg Summer squash
Isoleucine mg 0.042mg Summer squash
Leucine mg 0.069mg Summer squash
Lysine mg 0.065mg Summer squash
Methionine mg 0.017mg Summer squash
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Summer squash
Valine mg 0.053mg Summer squash
Histidine mg 0.025mg Summer squash
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.044g Summer squash
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.016g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.089g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Summer squash
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
Summer squash
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
12
Summer squash

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
7%
Summer squash
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
3%
Summer squash
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Summer squash

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.095g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.