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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
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1
Tomato
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
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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5
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 C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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 46% 50% 11% 0% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 0% 20% 12%
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 C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
6%
Tomatillo
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
4%
Tomato
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tomatillo Tomato
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sugars (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 - 38)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tomatillo Tomato Opinion
Calories 32 18 Tomatillo
Protein 0.96 0.88 Tomatillo
Fats 1.02 0.2 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 13.7 Tomato
Carbs 5.84 3.89 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.27 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 10 Tomato
Potassium 268 237 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 11 Tomatillo
Sugars 3.93 2.63 Tomato
Fiber 1.9 1.2 Tomatillo
Copper 0.079 0.059 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.17 Tomatillo
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 39 24 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 5 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 833 Tomato
Vitamin E 0.38 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.037 Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.019 Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.594 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.089 Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.08 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 7.9 Tomatillo
Folate 7 15 Tomato
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.031 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.083 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.006 Tomato
Threonine 0.027 Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018 Tomato
Leucine 0.025 Tomato
Lysine 0.027 Tomato
Methionine 0.006 Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027 Tomato
Valine 0.018 Tomato
Histidine 0.014 Tomato
Fructose 1.37 Tomato

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.