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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 Iron +82.6%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.6%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 7% 27% 11% 14% 8% 19% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +82.6%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.6%
Contains more Zinc +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
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 Vitamin K +342.9%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 161% 0% 2% 0% 13% 14% 10% 41% 43% 0% 39% 43%
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 +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 Vitamin K +342.9%
Contains more Folate +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28%

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 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

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Cauliflower Eggplant
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cauliflower Eggplant Opinion
Calories 25 25
Protein 1.92 0.98 Cauliflower
Fats 0.28 0.18 Cauliflower
Vitamin C 48.2 2.2 Cauliflower
Net carbs 2.9700000286102295 2.880000114440918 Cauliflower
Carbs 4.97 5.88 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.42 0.23 Cauliflower
Calcium 22 9 Cauliflower
Potassium 299 229 Cauliflower
Magnesium 15 14 Cauliflower
Sugar 1.91 3.53 Cauliflower
Fiber 2 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.039 0.081 Eggplant
Zinc 0.27 0.16 Cauliflower
Starch
Phosphorus 44 24 Cauliflower
Sodium 30 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 0 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.08 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.039 Cauliflower
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.037 Cauliflower
Vitamin B3 0.507 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.667 0.281 Cauliflower
Vitamin B6 0.184 0.084 Cauliflower
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15.5 3.5 Cauliflower
Folate 57 22 Cauliflower
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.13 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.016 Cauliflower
Polyunsaturated fat 0.031 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.02 0.009 Cauliflower
Threonine 0.076 0.037 Cauliflower
Isoleucine 0.071 0.045 Cauliflower
Leucine 0.106 0.064 Cauliflower
Lysine 0.217 0.047 Cauliflower
Methionine 0.02 0.011 Cauliflower
Phenylalanine 0.065 0.043 Cauliflower
Valine 0.125 0.053 Cauliflower
Histidine 0.056 0.023 Cauliflower
Fructose 0.97 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. 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.