Cherries vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Cherries and Tomato


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

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

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

  • Both tomato and cherries are high in potassium.
  • Cherry is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Tomato has 3.1 times less carbohydrates than cherry.
  • Tomato has 3.8 times less sugar than cherry.
  • Tomato has 71% less calories than cherry.
  • Tomato has more niacin and folate.
  • Tomato is a great source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cherries 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: Cherries (Cherries, sweet, 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 71% less calories than cherry - tomato has 18 calories per 100 grams and cherry has 63 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cherries is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to tomato for fat. Cherries has a macronutrient ratio of 7:93:0 and for tomato, 13:88:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cherries Tomato
Protein 7% 13%
Carbohydrates 93% 88%
Fat ~ ~
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 3.1 times less carbohydrates than cherry - tomato has 3.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and cherry has 16g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Cherry is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 75% more dietary fiber than tomato - tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cherry has 2.1g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Tomato has 3.8 times less sugar than cherry - tomato has 2.6g of sugar per 100 grams and cherry has 12.8g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Tomato and cherries contain similar amounts of protein - tomato has 0.88g of protein per 100 grams and cherry has 1.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both tomato and cherries are low in saturated fat - tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cherry has 0.04g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Tomato is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 96% more Vitamin C than cherry - tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cherry has 7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has 13 times more Vitamin A than cherry - tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cherry has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Tomato and cherries contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cherry has 0.07mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Tomato and cherries contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cherry has 2.1ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Cherries Tomato
Thiamin 0.027 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.033 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.154 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.199 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.049 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 4 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

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

iron

Tomato and cherries contain similar amounts of iron - tomato has 0.27mg of iron per 100 grams and cherry has 0.36mg of iron.

potassium

Both tomato and cherries are high in potassium. Tomato has a little more potassium (7%) than cherry by weight - tomato has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and cherry has 222mg 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, both cherries and tomato contain small amounts of myricetin.

Cherries Tomato
isorhamnetin 0.05 mg ~
kaempferol 0.24 mg 0.09 mg
myricetin 0.05 mg 0.13 mg
Quercetin 2.29 mg 0.58 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, both cherries and tomato contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Cherries Tomato
beta-carotene 38 UG 449 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 85 UG 123 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, cherry has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than tomato per 100 grams.

Cherries Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.026 G 0.003 G
Total 0.026 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, tomato has more linoleic acid than cherry per 100 grams.

Cherries Tomato
linoleic acid 0.027 G 0.08 G
Total 0.027 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: Cherries (Cherries, sweet, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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