Mayonnaise vs. Tomato Sauce

Nutrition comparison of Mayonnaise and Tomato Sauce


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

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

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

  • Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
  • Tomato sauce has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Tomato sauce has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise.
  • Tomato sauce is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mayonnaise and tomato sauce 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: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Tomato Sauce (Tomato products, canned, sauce) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Mayonnaise is high in calories and tomato sauce has 96% less calories than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 24 calories per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 680 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mayonnaise is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to tomato sauce per calorie. Mayonnaise has a macronutrient ratio of 1:0:99 and for tomato sauce, 17:74:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mayonnaise Tomato Sauce
Protein 1% 17%
Carbohydrates ~ 74%
Fat 99% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato sauce and mayonnaise contain similar amounts carbs - tomato sauce has 5.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in tomato sauce are made of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in mayonnaise comprise of 100% sugar.

dietary fiber

Tomato sauce has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 1.5g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Tomato sauce and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of sugar - tomato sauce has 3.6g of sugar per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Tomato sauce and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of protein - tomato sauce has 1.2g of protein per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.96g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mayonnaise is high in saturated fat and tomato sauce has 100% less saturated fat than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 0.04g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 11.7g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both mayonnaise and tomato sauce are low in trans fat - mayonnaise has 0.19g of trans fat per 100 grams and tomato sauce does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Tomato sauce has less cholesterol than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 42mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and tomato sauce does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Tomato sauce has more Vitamin C than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Tomato sauce and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - tomato sauce has 22ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 16ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mayonnaise has more Vitamin D than tomato sauce - mayonnaise has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and tomato sauce does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Mayonnaise has 128% more Vitamin E than tomato sauce - tomato sauce has 1.4mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 3.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 57 times more Vitamin K than tomato sauce - tomato sauce has 2.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 163ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Tomato sauce has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, mayonnaise contains more Vitamin B12. Both mayonnaise and tomato sauce contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate.

Mayonnaise Tomato Sauce
Thiamin 0.01 MG 0.024 MG
Riboflavin 0.019 MG 0.065 MG
Niacin ~ 0.991 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.172 MG 0.309 MG
Vitamin B6 0.008 MG 0.098 MG
Folate 5 UG 9 UG
Vitamin B12 0.12 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Tomato sauce and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of calcium - tomato sauce has 14mg of calcium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 8mg of calcium.

iron

Tomato sauce has 357% more iron than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 0.96mg of iron per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Tomato sauce is a great source of potassium and it has 13 times more potassium than mayonnaise - tomato sauce has 297mg of potassium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 20mg 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 mayonnaise and tomato sauce contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Mayonnaise Tomato Sauce
beta-carotene 6 UG 259 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 12 UG 24 UG
lycopene ~ 13895 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Mayonnaise Tomato Sauce
alpha linoleic acid 5.456 G 0.005 G
DHA 0.005 G ~
Total 5.461 G 0.005 G

omega 6s

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

Mayonnaise Tomato Sauce
other omega 6 0.125 G ~
linoleic acid 39.146 G 0.115 G
Total 39.271 G 0.115 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: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Tomato Sauce (Tomato products, canned, sauce) .

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