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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 Potassium +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 21% 8% 20% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +129.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.1%
Contains more Magnesium +81.8%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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

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Tomato Tomatillo
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?
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 - 38)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.