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Bell pepper vs. Eggplant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bell pepper and Eggplant

  • Bell pepper has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however, Eggplant has more Fiber.
  • Bell pepper's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 87% more.
  • Bell pepper has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Eggplant. Bell pepper has 0.224mg of Vitamin B6, while Eggplant has 0.084mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peppers, sweet, green, raw and Eggplant, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Manganese +90.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 13% 8% 9% 16% 1% 4% 22% 16% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27% 31% 2%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Copper +22.7%
Contains more Manganese +90.2%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Calcium - 9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +1508.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3554.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.8%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +25.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 8% 0% 268% 15% 7% 9% 6% 52% 8% 0% 3% 19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 4% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1508.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +3554.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.8%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +25.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14%
Contains more Carbs +26.7%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Fats - 0.18
Equal in Water - 92.3
5% 94%
Protein: 0.86 g
Fats: 0.17 g
Carbs: 4.64 g
Water: 93.89 g
Other: 0.44 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.98 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 5.88 g
Water: 92.3 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Protein +14%
Contains more Carbs +26.7%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Fats - 0.18
Equal in Water - 92.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22.6%
45% 6% 48%
Saturated Fat: 0.058 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.062 g
27% 13% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.076 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +100%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22.6%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +136.4%
Contains more Glucose +36.2%
Contains more Fructose +37.5%
5% 49% 47%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.11 g
Glucose: 1.16 g
Fructose: 1.12 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
8% 47% 46%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.26 g
Glucose: 1.58 g
Fructose: 1.54 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +136.4%
Contains more Glucose +36.2%
Contains more Fructose +37.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bell pepper Eggplant
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bell pepper Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 2.94g 2.88g Bell pepper
Protein 0.86g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.17g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 4.64g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 20kcal 25kcal Eggplant
Fructose 1.12g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 2.4g 3.53g Bell pepper
Fiber 1.7g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 10mg 9mg Bell pepper
Iron 0.34mg 0.23mg Bell pepper
Magnesium 10mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 20mg 24mg Eggplant
Potassium 175mg 229mg Eggplant
Sodium 3mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.13mg 0.16mg Eggplant
Copper 0.066mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Manganese 0.122mg 0.232mg Eggplant
Selenium 0µg 0.3µg Eggplant
Vitamin A 370IU 23IU Bell pepper
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 1µg Bell pepper
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.3mg Bell pepper
Vitamin C 80.4mg 2.2mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.039mg Bell pepper
Vitamin B2 0.028mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.48mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.099mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.224mg 0.084mg Bell pepper
Folate 10µg 22µg Eggplant
Choline 5.5mg 6.9mg Eggplant
Vitamin K 7.4µg 3.5µg Bell pepper
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Bell pepper
Threonine 0.036mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.024mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.036mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.039mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.007mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.092mg 0.043mg Bell pepper
Valine 0.036mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.01mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Saturated Fat 0.058g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.062g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bell pepper Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Bell pepper
8%
Eggplant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Bell pepper
12%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bell pepper
Bell pepper is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.13g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bell pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170427/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.

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