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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" chart 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 Calcium +42.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
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 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" chart 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 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 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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 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 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%

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 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
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 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
Vitamin A 114IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 7.9µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.006mg Tomato
Threonine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Isoleucine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Leucine mg 0.025mg Tomato
Lysine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Methionine mg 0.006mg Tomato
Phenylalanine mg 0.027mg Tomato
Valine mg 0.018mg Tomato
Histidine mg 0.014mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
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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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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
4%
Tomato
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
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

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. 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.