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Tomato vs Vegetable - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tomato and Vegetable

  • Tomato has more Vitamin C, however Vegetable is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Vegetable covers your daily need of Vitamin A 19% more than Tomato.
  • Tomato has 4 times more Vitamin C than Vegetable. While Tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C, Vegetable has only 3.2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Vegetables, mixed, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt.

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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 Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +203.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 31% 16% 22% 15% 5% 14% 28%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +203.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +40.7%

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +413.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +197.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074
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 257% 8% 0% 11% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 15% 0% 59%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +413.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +197.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.074

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Vegetable Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 8.69g Vegetable
Protein 0.88g 2.86g Vegetable
Fats 0.2g 0.15g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 13.09g Vegetable
Calories 18kcal 65kcal Vegetable
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g g Tomato
Sugar 2.63g 3.12g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 4.4g Vegetable
Calcium 10mg 25mg Vegetable
Iron 0.27mg 0.82mg Vegetable
Magnesium 11mg 22mg Vegetable
Phosphorus 24mg 51mg Vegetable
Potassium 237mg 169mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 35mg Tomato
Zinc 0.17mg 0.49mg Vegetable
Copper 0.059mg 0.083mg Vegetable
Vitamin A 833IU 4277IU Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.38mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 3.2mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.071mg Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.851mg Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.151mg Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.074mg Tomato
Folate 15µg 19µg Vegetable
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 23.5µg Vegetable
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.029mg Vegetable
Threonine 0.027mg 0.115mg Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.139mg Vegetable
Leucine 0.025mg 0.19mg Vegetable
Lysine 0.027mg 0.17mg Vegetable
Methionine 0.006mg 0.034mg Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.12mg Vegetable
Valine 0.018mg 0.149mg Vegetable
Histidine 0.014mg 0.073mg Vegetable
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.031g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.01g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.072g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato Vegetable
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
36
Vegetable
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
17
Vegetable

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
17%
Vegetable
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
13%
Vegetable
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Vegetable

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vegetable
Vegetable is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/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.