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Tomatillo vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tomatillo and Winter melon?

  • Tomatillo is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Copper, yet Winter melon is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6650% more.
  • Tomatillo has 45 times more Potassium than Winter melon. While Tomatillo has 268mg of Potassium, Winter melon has only 6mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Tomatillo is lower.

We used Tomatillos, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), raw types in this article.

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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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Contains more Iron +55%
Contains more Potassium +4366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +243.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 6% 1% 8% 8% 17% 9% 15%
Contains more Iron +55%
Contains more Potassium +4366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +243.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Zinc +177.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
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 44% 0% 0% 0% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
3%
Winter melon
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Winter melon

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 Winter melon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Tomatillo Winter melon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.123g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 110mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo 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 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Winter melon Opinion
Calories 32 13 Tomatillo
Protein 0.96 0.4 Tomatillo
Fats 1.02 0.2 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 13 Winter melon
Carbs 5.84 3 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.4 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 19 Winter melon
Potassium 268 6 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 10 Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93 Winter melon
Fiber 1.9 2.9 Winter melon
Copper 0.079 0.023 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.61 Winter melon
Starch
Phosphorus 39 19 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 111 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 0 Tomatillo
Vitamin E 0.38 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.04 Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.11 Winter melon
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.4 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.133 Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.035 Tomatillo
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 Tomatillo
Folate 7 5 Tomatillo
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.016 Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.037 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.087 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.002 Winter melon
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.009 Winter melon
Methionine 0.003 Winter melon
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.