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Carrot vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Eggplant

  • Eggplant has less Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin K than Carrot.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 93% more than Eggplant.
  • Carrot has 4 times more Vitamin K than Eggplant. While Carrot has 13.2µg of Vitamin K, Eggplant has only 3.5µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Copper +80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Copper +80%

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
Carrot
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +72534.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
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 +72534.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 6.78g 2.88g Carrot
Protein 0.93g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.24g 0.18g Carrot
Carbs 9.58g 5.88g Carrot
Calories 41kcal 25kcal Carrot
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Fructose 0.55g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 4.74g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 2.8g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 33mg 9mg Carrot
Iron 0.3mg 0.23mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 35mg 24mg Carrot
Potassium 320mg 229mg Carrot
Sodium 69mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.24mg 0.16mg Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 16706IU 23IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 0.3mg Carrot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.9mg 2.2mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.039mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.037mg Carrot
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.649mg Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.084mg Carrot
Folate 19µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 3.5µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Carrot
Threonine 0.191mg 0.037mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.045mg Carrot
Leucine 0.102mg 0.064mg Carrot
Lysine 0.101mg 0.047mg Carrot
Methionine 0.02mg 0.011mg Carrot
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.043mg Carrot
Valine 0.069mg 0.053mg Carrot
Histidine 0.04mg 0.023mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.076g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carrot 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
98
Carrot
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Carrot
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carrot
Carrot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carrot
Carrot 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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.