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Beetroot vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beetroot and Eggplant different?

  • Beetroot has more Folate, and Iron than Eggplant.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Beetroot is 22% higher.
  • Beetroot contains 3 times more Iron than Eggplant. While Beetroot contains 0.8mg of Iron, Eggplant contains only 0.23mg.
  • Eggplant has less Sugar.

Beets, raw and Eggplant, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.081

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +122.7%
Contains more Folate +395.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1650%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +122.7%
Contains more Folate +395.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1650%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 2.88g Beetroot
Protein 1.61g 0.98g Beetroot
Fats 0.17g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 9.56g 5.88g Beetroot
Calories 43kcal 25kcal Beetroot
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 6.76g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 2.8g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 16mg 9mg Beetroot
Iron 0.8mg 0.23mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 14mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 24mg Beetroot
Potassium 325mg 229mg Beetroot
Sodium 78mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.35mg 0.16mg Beetroot
Copper 0.075mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 33IU 23IU Beetroot
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 2.2mg Beetroot
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.037mg Beetroot
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 109µg 22µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.009mg Beetroot
Threonine 0.047mg 0.037mg Beetroot
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.045mg Beetroot
Leucine 0.068mg 0.064mg Beetroot
Lysine 0.058mg 0.047mg Beetroot
Methionine 0.018mg 0.011mg Beetroot
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.043mg Beetroot
Valine 0.056mg 0.053mg Beetroot
Histidine 0.021mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.027g 0.034g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 0.016g Beetroot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
10
Eggplant

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Beetroot
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beetroot
Beetroot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.