Tomatillo Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-08-11

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Tomatillo


Overview of Tomatillo Nutrition

Scientific Name: Physalis philadelphica


Order: Solanales


Family: Solanaceae


Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica) originated from Mexico. It is a small spherical-shaped berry in the tomato family. It has tart and sweet flavor and is yellowish when ripe. Do not confuse with its relative, goldenberry (Physalis peruviana). Tomatillos contain many nutrients good for health such as being a rich source of vitamin C. An amount of 100 g of tomatillos contains 11.70 mg of vitamin C providing 20% daily value (DV). Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system by protecting the body from free radicals and stimulating the production of white blood cells. Vitamin C also contributes to the growth of blood vessels, bones, and organs. It also stimulates collagen production, which benefits the health of skin and connective tissues. Tomatillos also provide low amounts of other vitamins and minerals with antioxidant properties. These nutrients help strengthen the immune system, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and maintain healthy bones, skin, and vision. Tomatillos are low in calories (2% DV) and fat (2% DV). They are eaten raw and cooked in a variety of dishes but it is most often used in salsa verde (green).



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 32 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 5.84 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.90 g 8%
Sugars 3.93 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 1.02 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.14 g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.16 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.42 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.40 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
0.00 g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.02 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat - g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.96 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
- g
  • Threonine
- g
  • Isoleucine
- g
  • Leucine
- g
  • Lysine
- g
  • Methionine
- g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
- g
  • Tyrosine
- g
  • Valine
- g
  • Arginine
- g
  • Histidine
- g
  • Alanine
- g
  • Aspartic Acid
- g
  • Glutamic Acid
- g
  • Glycine
- g
  • Proline
- g
  • Serine
- g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 11.70 mg 20%
Thiamin 0.04 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.04 mg 2%
Niacin 1.85 mg 9%
Pantothenic Acid 0.15 mg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg 3%
Folate, total 7.00 mg 2%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
7.00 mcg
Choline 7.60 mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 113.33 IU 2%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
6.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
63.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
10.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 467.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.57 IU 2%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.38 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 10.10 mcg 13%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 7.00 mg 1%
Iron 0.62 mg 3%
Magnesium 20.00 mg 5%
Phosphorus 39.00 mg 4%
Potassium 268.00 mg 8%
Sodium 1.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.22 mg 1%
Copper 0.08 mg 4%
Manganese 0.15 mg 8%
Selenium 0.50 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 91.63 g
Ash 0.55 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.