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Vegetable vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Vegetable and Tomato

  • Vegetable has more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Iron, however Tomato is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Vegetable covers your daily need of Vitamin A 19% more than Tomato.
  • Vegetable has 6 times more Vitamin B2 than Tomato. While Vegetable has 0.12mg of Vitamin B2, Tomato has only 0.019mg.

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

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

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
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Tomato
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 Vitamin K +197.5%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 257% 8% 0% 18% 28% 16% 10% 18% 0% 59% 15%
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%
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 Vitamin K +197.5%
Contains more Folate +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +328.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
36
Vegetable
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
17
Vegetable
10
Tomato

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
17%
Vegetable
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
13%
Vegetable
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Vegetable
1%
Tomato

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.
Vegetable Tomato
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

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Vegetable Tomato
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable Tomato Opinion
Calories 65 18 Vegetable
Protein 2.86 0.88 Vegetable
Fats 0.15 0.2 Tomato
Vitamin C 3.2 13.7 Tomato
Carbs 13.09 3.89 Vegetable
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.82 0.27 Vegetable
Calcium 25 10 Vegetable
Potassium 169 237 Tomato
Magnesium 22 11 Vegetable
Sugar 3.12 2.63 Tomato
Fiber 4.4 1.2 Vegetable
Copper 0.083 0.059 Vegetable
Zinc 0.49 0.17 Vegetable
Starch 0 Tomato
Phosphorus 51 24 Vegetable
Sodium 35 5 Tomato
Vitamin A 4277 833 Vegetable
Vitamin E 0.38 0.54 Tomato
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.037 Vegetable
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.019 Vegetable
Vitamin B3 0.851 0.594 Vegetable
Vitamin B5 0.151 0.089 Vegetable
Vitamin B6 0.074 0.08 Tomato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.5 7.9 Vegetable
Folate 19 15 Vegetable
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.031 0.028 Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.031 Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.072 0.083 Tomato
Tryptophan 0.029 0.006 Vegetable
Threonine 0.115 0.027 Vegetable
Isoleucine 0.139 0.018 Vegetable
Leucine 0.19 0.025 Vegetable
Lysine 0.17 0.027 Vegetable
Methionine 0.034 0.006 Vegetable
Phenylalanine 0.12 0.027 Vegetable
Valine 0.149 0.018 Vegetable
Histidine 0.073 0.014 Vegetable
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. Vegetable - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170472/nutrients
  2. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.