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Tomato vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomato and Tomatillo

  • Tomato has less Manganese, and Vitamin B3 than Tomatillo.
  • Tomatillo covers your daily need of Manganese 6647% more than Tomato.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Tomatillos, 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 Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 24% 15% 17% 24% 1% 6% 27%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Copper +33.9%

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
Tomato
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +630.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
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%

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.
Tomato Tomatillo
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Tomatillo Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 3.94g Tomatillo
Protein 0.88g 0.96g Tomatillo
Fats 0.2g 1.02g Tomatillo
Carbs 3.89g 5.84g Tomatillo
Calories 18kcal 32kcal Tomatillo
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 3.93g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 1.9g Tomatillo
Calcium 10mg 7mg Tomato
Iron 0.27mg 0.62mg Tomatillo
Magnesium 11mg 20mg Tomatillo
Phosphorus 24mg 39mg Tomatillo
Potassium 237mg 268mg Tomatillo
Sodium 5mg 1mg Tomatillo
Zinc 0.17mg 0.22mg Tomatillo
Copper 0.059mg 0.079mg Tomatillo
Vitamin A 833IU 114IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.38mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 11.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.044mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.035mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 1.85mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.15mg Tomatillo
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.056mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 7µg Tomato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 10.1µg Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.139g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.155g Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.417g Tomatillo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato Tomatillo
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
16
Tomato
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
14
Tomatillo

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
5%
Tomato
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Tomato
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (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 - 23)
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 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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/nutrients
  2. Tomatillo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168566/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.