Apricot vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Apricot and Tomato


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of apricot versus tomato (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apricot and tomato:

  • Both tomato and apricot are high in potassium.
  • Apricot has more beta-carotene than tomato, however, tomato contains more alpha-carotene and lycopene than apricot.
  • Apricot has more pantothenic acid.
  • Tomato has 63% less calories than apricot.
  • Tomato has 65% less carbohydrates than apricot.
  • Tomato has 72% less sugar than apricot.
  • Tomato is a great source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apricot and tomato is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Tomato has 63% less calories than apricot - tomato has 18 calories per 100 grams and apricot has 48 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apricot is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to tomato for fat. Apricot has a macronutrient ratio of 11:83:7 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apricot Tomato
Protein 11% 17%
Carbohydrates 83% 75%
Fat 7% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 65% less carbohydrates than apricot - tomato has 3.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and apricot has 11.1g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in tomato are made of 69% sugar and 31% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in apricot comprise of 82% sugar and 18% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Apricot has 67% more dietary fiber than tomato - tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apricot has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Tomato has 72% less sugar than apricot - tomato has 2.6g of sugar per 100 grams and apricot has 9.2g of sugar.



Protein

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Tomato and apricot contain similar amounts of protein - tomato has 0.88g of protein per 100 grams and apricot has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both tomato and apricot are low in saturated fat - tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apricot has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Tomato is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 37% more Vitamin C than apricot - tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apricot has 10mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apricot has 129% more Vitamin A than tomato - tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apricot has 96ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Tomato and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Tomato and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and apricot has 3.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Apricot has more pantothenic acid. Both apricot and tomato contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Apricot Tomato
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.6 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.24 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.054 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 9 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Tomato and apricot contain similar amounts of calcium - tomato has 10mg of calcium per 100 grams and apricot has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Tomato and apricot contain similar amounts of iron - tomato has 0.27mg of iron per 100 grams and apricot has 0.39mg of iron.

potassium

Both tomato and apricot are high in potassium. Tomato is very similar to tomato for potassium - tomato has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and apricot has 259mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds,

Apricot Tomato
kaempferol 0.63 mg 0.09 mg
Quercetin 1.63 mg 0.58 mg
myricetin ~ 0.13 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, apricot has more beta-carotene than tomato per 100 grams, however, tomato contains more alpha-carotene and lycopene than apricot per 100 grams. Both apricot and tomato contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Apricot Tomato
beta-carotene 1094 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene 19 UG 101 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 89 UG 123 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both apricot and tomato contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Apricot Tomato
linoleic acid 0.077 G 0.08 G
Total 0.077 G 0.08 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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