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Tomatillo vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tomatillo and Zucchini

  • Tomatillo has more Manganese, and Vitamin B3, while Zucchini has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6644% higher.
  • Zucchini contains 4 times less Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo. Tomatillo contains 1.85mg of Vitamin B3, while Zucchini contains 0.451mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Tomatillos, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Equal in Potassium - 261
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Equal in Potassium - 261
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 38

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 E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +310.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +53%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +310.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +53%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045

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
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
14
Tomatillo
12
Zucchini

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
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
6%
Tomatillo
3%
Zucchini
Fats
5%
Tomatillo
1%
Zucchini

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

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Tomatillo Zucchini
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 is lower in Sugar?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.43g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomatillo
Tomatillo is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Zucchini Opinion
Calories 32 17 Tomatillo
Protein 0.96 1.21 Zucchini
Fats 1.02 0.32 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 11.7 17.9 Zucchini
Net carbs 3.940000057220459 2.109999895095825 Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84 3.11 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.62 0.37 Tomatillo
Calcium 7 16 Zucchini
Potassium 268 261 Tomatillo
Magnesium 20 18 Tomatillo
Sugar 3.93 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 1.9 1 Tomatillo
Copper 0.079 0.053 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 39 38 Tomatillo
Sodium 1 8 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.38 0.12 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.045 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.85 0.451 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15 0.204 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 10.1 4.3 Tomatillo
Folate 7 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.139 0.084 Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155 0.011 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417 0.091 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.