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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, and Vitamin K than Carrot.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 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
Carrot
5
:
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +30.4%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +80%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +72534.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 2% 6% 0% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +72534.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
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 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 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

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Carrot Eggplant
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.