Peas vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Peas and Tomato


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

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

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

  • Both peas and tomato are high in Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Pea has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Pea is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
  • Tomato has 3.5 times less calories than pea.
  • Tomato has 73% less carbohydrates than pea.
  • Tomato has more alpha-carotene and lycopene than pea, however, pea contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than tomato.
Detailed nutritional comparison of peas 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: Peas (Peas, green, 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 3.5 times less calories than pea - pea has 81 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, peas is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and lighter in fat compared to tomato per calorie. Peas has a macronutrient ratio of 26:69:5 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Peas Tomato
Protein 26% 17%
Carbohydrates 69% 75%
Fat 5% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 73% less carbohydrates than pea - pea has 14.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Pea is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 375% more dietary fiber than tomato - pea has 5.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Peas and tomato contain similar amounts of sugar - pea has 5.7g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

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Pea has 516% more protein than tomato - pea has 5.4g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both peas and tomato are low in saturated fat - pea has 0.07g of saturated fat per 100 grams and tomato has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both peas and tomato are high in Vitamin C. Pea has 192% more Vitamin C than tomato - pea has 40mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Peas and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - pea has 38ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Peas and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pea has 0.13mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Peas and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - pea has 24.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Peas Tomato
Thiamin 0.266 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.132 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 2.09 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.104 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.169 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 65 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Pea has 150% more calcium than tomato - pea has 25mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Pea has 444% more iron than tomato - pea has 1.5mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Both peas and tomato are high in potassium. Pea is very similar to tomato for potassium - pea has 244mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato has 237mg 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, tomato has more alpha-carotene and lycopene than pea per 100 grams, however, pea contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than tomato per 100 grams. Both peas and tomato contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Peas Tomato
beta-carotene 449 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene 21 UG 101 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 2477 UG 123 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Peas 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 peas and tomato contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Peas Tomato
linoleic acid 0.152 G 0.08 G
Total 0.152 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: Peas (Peas, green, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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