Do tomatillos and tomatoes deliver the same nutritional power? Here's a quick look at a few nutrients based on USDA numbers (both are for 1/2 cup, chopped).

Calories: 21 vs. 16

Calcium: 5 mg vs. 9 mg

Iron: 0.41 mg vs. 0.25 mg

Potassium: 177 mg vs. 214 mg

Sodium: 1 mg vs. 5 mg

Vitamin C: 7.7 mg vs. 11.45 mg

Niacin: 1.22 mg vs. 0.53 mg

Vitamin A: 75 IU vs. 750 IU

Lycopene: 0 mcg vs. 2,316 mcg

Lutein and zeaxanthin: 308 mcg vs. 111 mcg

USDA National Nutrient Database

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