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Cauliflower vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cauliflower and Eggplant

  • Cauliflower is richer than Eggplant in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Cauliflower is 51% higher.
  • Cauliflower contains 6 times more Choline than Eggplant. Cauliflower contains 44.3mg of Choline, while Eggplant contains 6.9mg.

Food types used in this article are Cauliflower, 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 +144.4%
Contains more Iron +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.6%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 16% 11% 19% 27% 4% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Iron +82.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.6%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14

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 C +2090.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 161% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 43% 0% 39%
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 C +2090.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%

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.
Cauliflower 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 Cauliflower Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 2.97g 2.88g Cauliflower
Protein 1.92g 0.98g Cauliflower
Fats 0.28g 0.18g Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 25kcal 25kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.97g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 1.91g 3.53g Cauliflower
Fiber 2g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 22mg 9mg Cauliflower
Iron 0.42mg 0.23mg Cauliflower
Magnesium 15mg 14mg Cauliflower
Phosphorus 44mg 24mg Cauliflower
Potassium 299mg 229mg Cauliflower
Sodium 30mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.27mg 0.16mg Cauliflower
Copper 0.039mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 0IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 48.2mg 2.2mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.039mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.037mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.667mg 0.281mg Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184mg 0.084mg Cauliflower
Folate 57µg 22µg Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 15.5µg 3.5µg Cauliflower
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.009mg Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076mg 0.037mg Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071mg 0.045mg Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106mg 0.064mg Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217mg 0.047mg Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02mg 0.011mg Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065mg 0.043mg Cauliflower
Valine 0.125mg 0.053mg Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056mg 0.023mg Cauliflower
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.016g Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cauliflower Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
30
Cauliflower
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
13
Cauliflower
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
12%
Cauliflower
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
5%
Cauliflower
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Cauliflower
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.62g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cauliflower
Cauliflower 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. Cauliflower - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169986/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.