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 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

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

  • Both tangerine and tomato are high in Vitamin C.
  • Tomato has 66% less calories than tangerine.
  • Tomato has 71% less carbohydrates than tangerine.
  • Tomato has 75% less sugar than tangerine.
  • Tomato is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of tangerine 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: Tangerine (Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between tangerine and tomato. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Tomato has 66% less calories than tangerine - tangerine has 53 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, tangerine is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to tomato per calorie. Tangerine has a macronutrient ratio of 6:90:4 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Tangerine Tomato
Protein 6% 17%
Carbohydrates 90% 75%
Fat 4% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 71% less carbohydrates than tangerine - tangerine has 13.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in tangerine are made of 85% sugar and 15% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in tomato comprise of 69% sugar and 31% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Tangerine has 50% 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 75% less sugar than tangerine - tangerine has 10.6g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

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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 95% more Vitamin C than tomato - 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.

Vitamin K

Tomato has more Vitamin K than tangerine - tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tangerine does not contain significant amounts.

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 270% 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 43% 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, 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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