Tangerine vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Tangerine and Tomato


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

We compared the nutritional contents of tangerine versus tomato (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Tomato has less calories than tangerine - tangerine has 53kcal of calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Tangerine has more dietary fiber than tomato - tangerine has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Tomato has less sugar than tangerine - tangerine has 10.6g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Tangerine and tomato contain similar amounts of protein - tangerine has 0.81g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both tangerine and tomato are high in Vitamin C - tangerine has 26.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tangerine and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - tangerine has 34ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Tangerine and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tangerine has 0.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Both tangerine and tomato contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate.

Tangerine Tomato
Thiamin 0.058 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.036 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.376 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.216 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.078 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 16 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Tangerine has more calcium than tomato - tangerine has 37mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Tangerine and tomato contain similar amounts of iron - tangerine has 0.15mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Tomato is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than tangerine - tangerine has 166mg 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 beta-carotene and lycopene than tangerine per 100 grams. Both tangerine and tomato contain significant amounts of alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin.

Tangerine Tomato
beta-carotene 155 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene 101 UG 101 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 138 UG 123 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Tangerine Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.018 G 0.003 G
Total 0.018 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

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

Tangerine Tomato
linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.08 G
Total 0.048 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: Tangerine (Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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