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Eggplant vs Broccoli - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Eggplant and Broccoli 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.

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

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 +3954.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2608.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
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 Vitamin K +2802.9%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 298% 38% 16% 0% 18% 27% 12% 35% 41% 0% 254% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +3954.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2608.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +160%
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 Vitamin K +2802.9%
Contains more Folate +186.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.639

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Eggplant
65
Broccoli
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
18
Broccoli

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 the food
Protein
6%
Eggplant
17%
Broccoli
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
7%
Broccoli
Fats
1%
Eggplant
2%
Broccoli

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Eggplant Broccoli
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Eggplant Broccoli
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Broccoli
Broccoli contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Eggplant Broccoli Opinion
Calories 25 34 Broccoli
Protein 0.98 2.82 Broccoli
Fats 0.18 0.37 Broccoli
Vitamin C 2.2 89.2 Broccoli
Carbs 5.88 6.64 Broccoli
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.73 Broccoli
Calcium 9 47 Broccoli
Potassium 229 316 Broccoli
Magnesium 14 21 Broccoli
Sugars 3.53 1.7 Broccoli
Fiber 3 2.6 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.049 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.41 Broccoli
Starch 0 Broccoli
Phosphorus 24 66 Broccoli
Sodium 2 33 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 623 Broccoli
Vitamin E 0.3 0.78 Broccoli
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.071 Broccoli
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.117 Broccoli
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.639 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.573 Broccoli
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.175 Broccoli
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 101.6 Broccoli
Folate 22 63 Broccoli
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.039 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.038 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 0.033 Broccoli
Threonine 0.037 0.088 Broccoli
Isoleucine 0.045 0.079 Broccoli
Leucine 0.064 0.129 Broccoli
Lysine 0.047 0.135 Broccoli
Methionine 0.011 0.038 Broccoli
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.117 Broccoli
Valine 0.053 0.125 Broccoli
Histidine 0.023 0.059 Broccoli
Fructose 1.54 0.68 Eggplant

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/nutrients
  2. Broccoli - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170379/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.