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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 less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Equal in Potassium - 261
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 14% 13% 17% 24% 2% 9% 18%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 38
Equal in Potassium - 261

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 A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +53%
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 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 12% 3% 0% 60% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 18% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +310.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +53%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomatillo Zucchini Opinion
Net carbs 3.94g 2.11g Tomatillo
Protein 0.96g 1.21g Zucchini
Fats 1.02g 0.32g Tomatillo
Carbs 5.84g 3.11g Tomatillo
Calories 32kcal 17kcal Tomatillo
Starch g 0g Zucchini
Fructose g 1.38g Zucchini
Sugar 3.93g 2.5g Zucchini
Fiber 1.9g 1g Tomatillo
Calcium 7mg 16mg Zucchini
Iron 0.62mg 0.37mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 20mg 18mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 39mg 38mg Tomatillo
Potassium 268mg 261mg Tomatillo
Sodium 1mg 8mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.22mg 0.32mg Zucchini
Copper 0.079mg 0.053mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 114IU 200IU Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.12mg Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 11.7mg 17.9mg Zucchini
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.045mg Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.094mg Zucchini
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.451mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.15mg 0.204mg Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.163mg Zucchini
Folate 7µg 24µg Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 10.1µg 4.3µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan mg 0.01mg Zucchini
Threonine mg 0.029mg Zucchini
Isoleucine mg 0.044mg Zucchini
Leucine mg 0.071mg Zucchini
Lysine mg 0.067mg Zucchini
Methionine mg 0.018mg Zucchini
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Zucchini
Valine mg 0.054mg Zucchini
Histidine mg 0.026mg Zucchini
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.139g 0.084g Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.155g 0.011g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.417g 0.091g Tomatillo

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Tomatillo Zucchini
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
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

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.

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.