Currants vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Currants and Tomato


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

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

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

  • Both tomato and currants are high in Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Currant has more riboflavin, however, tomato contains more niacin.
  • Currant is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
  • Tomato has 64% less sugar than currant.
  • Tomato has 68% less calories than currant.
  • Tomato has 72% less carbohydrates than currant.
Detailed nutritional comparison of currants 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: Currants (Currants, red and white, 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 68% less calories than currant - tomato has 18 calories per 100 grams and currant has 56 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, currants is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to tomato per calorie. Currants has a macronutrient ratio of 9:88:3 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Currants Tomato
Protein 9% 17%
Carbohydrates 88% 75%
Fat 3% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 72% less carbohydrates than currant - tomato has 3.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and currant has 13.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Currant is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 258% more dietary fiber than tomato - tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and currant has 4.3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Tomato has 64% less sugar than currant - tomato has 2.6g of sugar per 100 grams and currant has 7.4g of sugar.



Protein

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

Fat

saturated fat

Both tomato and currants are low in saturated fat - tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and currant has 0.02g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both tomato and currants are high in Vitamin C. Currant has 199% more Vitamin C than tomato - tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and currant has 41mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has 20 times more Vitamin A than currant - tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and currant has 2ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Tomato and currants contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and currant has 0.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Tomato and currants contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and currant has 11ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Currant has more riboflavin, however, tomato contains more niacin. Both currants and tomato contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Currants Tomato
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.05 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.1 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.064 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.07 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 8 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Currant has 230% more calcium than tomato - tomato has 10mg of calcium per 100 grams and currant has 33mg of calcium.

iron

Currant has 270% more iron than tomato - tomato has 0.27mg of iron per 100 grams and currant has 1mg of iron.

potassium

Both tomato and currants are high in potassium. Tomato is very similar to tomato for potassium - tomato has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and currant has 275mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

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,

Currants Tomato
beta-carotene 25 UG 449 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 47 UG 123 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Currants Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.035 G 0.003 G
Total 0.035 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

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

Currants Tomato
linoleic acid 0.053 G 0.08 G
Total 0.053 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: Currants (Currants, red and white, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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