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Tomatillo vs. Wakame — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomatillo and Wakame

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, and Vitamin C, however, Wakame is higher in Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6591% more than Wakame.
  • Tomatillo has 4 times more Vitamin C than Wakame. While Tomatillo has 11.7mg of Vitamin C, Wakame has only 3mg.
  • Tomatillo has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatillos, raw and Seaweed, wakame, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +436%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +10828.6%
Contains more Calcium +2042.9%
Contains more Iron +251.6%
Contains more Magnesium +435%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.1%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +259.5%
Contains more Selenium +40%
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 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95% 183% 4%
Contains more Potassium +436%
Contains less Sodium -99.9%
Contains more Manganese +10828.6%
Contains more Calcium +2042.9%
Contains more Iron +251.6%
Contains more Magnesium +435%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.1%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +259.5%
Contains more Selenium +40%

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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Wakame
Contains more Vitamin C +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Contains more Choline +82.9%
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 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 8% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +290%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.7%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Contains more Choline +82.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +59.4%
Contains more Water +14.6%
Contains more Protein +215.6%
Contains more Carbs +56.5%
Contains more Other +1209.1%
6% 92%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 1.02 g
Carbs: 5.84 g
Water: 91.63 g
Other: 0.55 g
3% 9% 80% 7%
Protein: 3.03 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 9.14 g
Water: 79.99 g
Other: 7.2 g
Contains more Fats +59.4%
Contains more Water +14.6%
Contains more Protein +215.6%
Contains more Carbs +56.5%
Contains more Other +1209.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +167.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.13
20% 22% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.139 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.155 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.417 g
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.058 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.218 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +167.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.13

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Wakame Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 8.64g Wakame
Protein 0.96g 3.03g Wakame
Fats 1.02g 0.64g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 9.14g Wakame
Calories 32kcal 45kcal Wakame
Sugar 3.93g 0.65g Wakame
Fiber 1.9g 0.5g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 150mg Wakame
Iron 0.62mg 2.18mg Wakame
Magnesium 20mg 107mg Wakame
Phosphorus 39mg 80mg Wakame
Potassium 268mg 50mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 872mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.38mg Wakame
Copper 0.079mg 0.284mg Wakame
Manganese 153mg 1.4mg Tomatillo
Selenium 0.5µg 0.7µg Wakame
Vitamin A 114IU 360IU Wakame
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 18µg Wakame
Vitamin E 0.38mg 1mg Wakame
Vitamin C 11.7mg 3mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.06mg Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.23mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 1.6mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.697mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.002mg Tomatillo
Folate 7µg 196µg Wakame
Choline 7.6mg 13.9mg Wakame
Vitamin K 10.1µg 5.3µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.035mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg Wakame
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.13g Wakame
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.186g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.058g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.218g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomatillo Wakame
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
28%
Wakame
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2007%
Tomatillo
65%
Wakame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 871mg)
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 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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.