There is popular belief that potatoes are fattening and eating other vegetables like tomato are much better for our health.

Let us look at the nutritional profile of both both potato and tomato:

Nutritional value of potato with skin

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 100 g

Calories 77

Total Fat 0.1g

Sodium 6mg

Total Carbohydrate 17g

Dietary Fiber 2.1g

Sugar 0.8g

Protein 2.1g

Vitamin A 0% of daily requirement

Vitamin C 33% of daily requirement

Calcium 1% of daily requirement

Iron 4% of daily requirement


Tomato Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 g

Amount Per Serving

Calories 16

Total Fat 0.2g

Sodium 42mg

Total Carbohydrate 3.2g

Dietary Fiber 0.9g

Protein 1.2g

Vitamin A 30% of daily requirement

Vitamin C 27% of daily requirement

Iron 3% of daily requirement


Our body requires carbohydrates, fat, protein, minerals and other immunity building molecules like antioxidants etc. The nutritional requirements vary from individual to individual. Customizing the diet to your need is important. The question is not prefering one over the other but about consuming a balanced diet.

If you would like to know more about the facts on nutrition, you can check here.

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