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Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) vs. Eggplant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) and Eggplant

  • Eggplant contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B2, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Potassium than Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear).
  • Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)'s daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 95% higher.
  • Eggplant contains 10 times less Vitamin B2 than Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear). Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) contains 0.362mg of Vitamin B2, while Eggplant contains 0.037mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Balsam-pear (bitter gourd), leafy tips, 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 +833.3%
Contains more Iron +787%
Contains more Magnesium +507.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +165.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +148.1%
Contains more Manganese +131%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 77% 61% 42% 54% 1.4% 8.2% 67% 70% 4.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 8.6% 10% 10% 20% 0.26% 4.4% 27% 30% 1.6%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Iron +787%
Contains more Magnesium +507.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +165.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +148.1%
Contains more Manganese +131%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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 +7439.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +364.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +878.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +856%
Contains more Folate +481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 104% 0% 0% 293% 45% 84% 21% 3.8% 185% 96% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.4% 6% 0% 7.3% 9.8% 8.5% 12% 17% 19% 17% 0% 3.8% 8.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +7439.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +364.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +878.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +856%
Contains more Folate +481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +346%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +440.8%
Contains more Fats +283.3%
Contains more Other +122.7%
Contains more Carbs +78.7%
Equal in Water - 92.3
5% 3% 89%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 0.69 g
Carbs: 3.29 g
Water: 89.25 g
Other: 1.47 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 +440.8%
Contains more Fats +283.3%
Contains more Other +122.7%
Contains more Carbs +78.7%
Equal in Water - 92.3

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Eggplant
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 3.29g 2.88g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Protein 5.3g 0.98g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fats 0.69g 0.18g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Carbs 3.29g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 30kcal 25kcal Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fructose 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Fiber 3g Eggplant
Calcium 84mg 9mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Iron 2.04mg 0.23mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Magnesium 85mg 14mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Phosphorus 99mg 24mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Potassium 608mg 229mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Sodium 11mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Copper 0.201mg 0.081mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Manganese 0.536mg 0.232mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Selenium 0.9µg 0.3µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A 1734IU 23IU Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin A RAE 87µg 1µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin E 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin C 88mg 2.2mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B1 0.181mg 0.039mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B2 0.362mg 0.037mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B3 1.11mg 0.649mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Vitamin B5 0.063mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.803mg 0.084mg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Folate 128µg 22µg Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Choline 6.9mg Eggplant
Vitamin K 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg Eggplant
Saturated Fat 0.034g Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) 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
64%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
8%
Eggplant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
12%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear)
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) 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

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. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia, bitter melon, balsam pear) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168391/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.