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Tomatillos

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About This Food

Description

Native to the Western hemisphere, tomatillos are a small, green fruit in the nightshade family. 

Once you get past the inedible shell, the juicy bulb is full of nutrients and makes a great starter for the popular Mexican dish, salsa verde. Like many other fruits in the family, tomatillos are high in fiber, which helps to balance blood sugar, regulate the digestive system and maintain the feeling of fullness. 

Compared to tomatoes, tomatillos have more minerals per weight. Tomatillos are a good source of niacin, which supports cells in converting food into energy. They also contain a unique anti-cancer and anti-bacterial antioxidant known as withanolides.  

Tomatillos are one of the few plant sources that contain no sodium and high potassium levels, helping to maintain healthy blood pressure. It’s important to note that despite tomatillos being low in alkaloids, the nightshade family typically has high levels that can inflame and irritate joints.

Glycemic Load=1 

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 medium

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Calories: 11

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 27 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.35 g
Saturated Fat
0.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.14 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
5 g
ALA
5 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.99 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.34 g
Sugars
1.34 g
Fiber
0.65 g
Protein
0.33 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
38.76 IU
1%
Vitamin C
3.98 mg
7%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.13 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.02 mg
1%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.43 mg
4%
Folate
2.38 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.63 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.01 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
2.58 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
2.38 mg
0%
Copper
0.03 mg
2%
Iron
0.21 mg
1%
Magnesium
6.8 mg
2%
Manganese
0.05 mg
2%
Phosphorous
13.26 mg
1%
Potassium
91.12 mg
3%
Selenium
0.17 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.34 mg
0%
Zinc
0.07 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
3.4 mcg
Beta-carotene
21.42 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
158.78 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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