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Broccoli vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broccoli and Eggplant different?

  • Broccoli has more Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5 than Eggplant.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Broccoli is 97% higher.
  • Broccoli contains 29 times more Vitamin K than Eggplant. While Broccoli contains 101.6µg of Vitamin K, Eggplant contains only 3.5µg.

Broccoli, 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 +422.2%
Contains more Iron +217.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Copper +65.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 28% 15% 29% 28% 5% 12% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +422.2%
Contains more Iron +217.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Potassium +38%
Contains more Zinc +156.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Copper +65.3%

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 +2608.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +3954.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2802.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 16% 0% 298% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 48% 0% 254%
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 +2608.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
Contains more Vitamin C +3954.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +216.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2802.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649

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.
Broccoli Eggplant
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broccoli Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 4.04g 2.88g Broccoli
Protein 2.82g 0.98g Broccoli
Fats 0.37g 0.18g Broccoli
Carbs 6.64g 5.88g Broccoli
Calories 34kcal 25kcal Broccoli
Starch 0g g Broccoli
Fructose 0.68g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 1.7g 3.53g Broccoli
Fiber 2.6g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 47mg 9mg Broccoli
Iron 0.73mg 0.23mg Broccoli
Magnesium 21mg 14mg Broccoli
Phosphorus 66mg 24mg Broccoli
Potassium 316mg 229mg Broccoli
Sodium 33mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.41mg 0.16mg Broccoli
Copper 0.049mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 623IU 23IU Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.78mg 0.3mg Broccoli
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 89.2mg 2.2mg Broccoli
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.039mg Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.117mg 0.037mg Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.639mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.573mg 0.281mg Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.175mg 0.084mg Broccoli
Folate 63µg 22µg Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 101.6µg 3.5µg Broccoli
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.009mg Broccoli
Threonine 0.088mg 0.037mg Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.045mg Broccoli
Leucine 0.129mg 0.064mg Broccoli
Lysine 0.135mg 0.047mg Broccoli
Methionine 0.038mg 0.011mg Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.117mg 0.043mg Broccoli
Valine 0.125mg 0.053mg Broccoli
Histidine 0.059mg 0.023mg Broccoli
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broccoli 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
65
Broccoli
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
18
Broccoli
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
17%
Broccoli
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
7%
Broccoli
6%
Eggplant
Fats
2%
Broccoli
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
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 - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Broccoli
Broccoli is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.83g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broccoli
Broccoli is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.