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Zucchini vs Tomatillo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Zucchini and Tomatillo

  • Zucchini has more Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, while Tomatillo has more Manganese and Vitamin B3.
  • Tomatillo's daily need coverage for Manganese is 6644% higher.
  • Tomatillo contains 3 times less Folate than Zucchini. Zucchini contains 24µg of Folate, while Tomatillo contains 7µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw 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
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Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Phosphorus - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 3% 24% 15% 27% 6% 17% 1%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.5%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Phosphorus - 39

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 C +53%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +310.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
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 +53%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.1%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +310.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.044

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Zucchini
13
Tomatillo
Mineral Summary Score
12
Zucchini
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 the food
Protein
7%
Zucchini
6%
Tomatillo
Carbohydrates
3%
Zucchini
6%
Tomatillo
Fats
1%
Zucchini
5%
Tomatillo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Zucchini Tomatillo
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Zucchini 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 contains less Sugars?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Zucchini Tomatillo Opinion
Calories 17 32 Tomatillo
Protein 1.21 0.96 Zucchini
Fats 0.32 1.02 Tomatillo
Vitamin C 17.9 11.7 Zucchini
Carbs 3.11 5.84 Tomatillo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.62 Tomatillo
Calcium 16 7 Zucchini
Potassium 261 268 Tomatillo
Magnesium 18 20 Tomatillo
Sugars 2.5 3.93 Zucchini
Fiber 1 1.9 Tomatillo
Copper 0.053 0.079 Tomatillo
Zinc 0.32 0.22 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 38 39 Tomatillo
Sodium 8 1 Tomatillo
Vitamin A 200 114 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.12 0.38 Tomatillo
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.044 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.094 0.035 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.451 1.85 Tomatillo
Vitamin B5 0.204 0.15 Zucchini
Vitamin B6 0.163 0.056 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 10.1 Tomatillo
Folate 24 7 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.084 0.139 Zucchini
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.155 Tomatillo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.091 0.417 Tomatillo
Tryptophan 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.029 Zucchini
Isoleucine 0.044 Zucchini
Leucine 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 Zucchini
Valine 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.38 Zucchini

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.