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Tomatillo vs. Tomato — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomatillo and Tomato

  • Tomato has less Manganese, and Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6647% more than Tomato.
  • Tomatillo has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Tomato. While Tomatillo has 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, Tomato has only 0.594mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatillos, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Manganese +134110.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27% 19957% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20% 15% 0%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Manganese +134110.5%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.5%
Contains more Choline +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 8% 0% 39% 11% 9% 35% 9% 13% 6% 0% 5% 26%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 4% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.5%
Contains more Choline +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +50.1%
Equal in Protein - 0.88
Equal in Water - 94.52
Equal in Other - 0.51
6% 92%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 1.02 g
Carbs: 5.84 g
Water: 91.63 g
Other: 0.55 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.88 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 3.89 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Fats +410%
Contains more Carbs +50.1%
Equal in Protein - 0.88
Equal in Water - 94.52
Equal in Other - 0.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +402.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.9%
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
20% 22% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.031 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.083 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +402.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tomatillo Tomato
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.69g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 0.88g Tomatillo
Fats 1.02g 0.2g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 3.89g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 18kcal Tomatillo
Fructose 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 3.93g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 1.9g 1.2g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 10mg Tomato
Iron 0.62mg 0.27mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 11mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 24mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 237mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 5mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.17mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.079mg 0.059mg Tomatillo
Manganese 153mg 0.114mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.5µg 0µg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 42µg Tomato
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin C 11.7mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.037mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.019mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.594mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.089mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.08mg Tomato
Folate 7µg 15µg Tomato
Choline 7.6mg 6.7mg Tomatillo
Vitamin K 10.1µg 7.9µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg Tomato
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.031g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.083g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomatillo Tomato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Tomatillo
15%
Tomato
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2007%
Tomatillo
9%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/nutrients
  2. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.