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Eggplant vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Eggplant and Chinese cabbage

  • Eggplant is higher in Fiber and Copper, yet Chinese cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B6 and Iron.
  • Chinese cabbage covers your daily Vitamin C needs 48% more than Eggplant.
  • Eggplant contains 4 times more Copper than Chinese cabbage. While Eggplant contains 0.081mg of Copper, Chinese cabbage contains only 0.021mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Chinese cabbage is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Eggplant, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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
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Contains more Copper +285.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Equal in Potassium - 252
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Contains more Copper +285.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Equal in Potassium - 252

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 E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +19326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
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 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +19326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131%
Contains more Vitamin K +1200%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
17
Chinese cabbage

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
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
1%
Eggplant
1%
Chinese cabbage

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 Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Chinese cabbage
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 - 63mg)
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?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage contains less Sugars (difference - 2.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage 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 Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 25 13 Eggplant
Protein 0.98 1.5 Chinese cabbage
Fats 0.18 0.2 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin C 2.2 45 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 5.88 2.18 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.8 Chinese cabbage
Calcium 9 105 Chinese cabbage
Potassium 229 252 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 14 19 Chinese cabbage
Sugars 3.53 1.18 Chinese cabbage
Fiber 3 1 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.021 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.19 Chinese cabbage
Starch
Phosphorus 24 37 Chinese cabbage
Sodium 2 65 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 4468 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.3 0.09 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.04 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.07 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.5 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.088 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.194 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 45.5 Chinese cabbage
Folate 22 66 Chinese cabbage
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.027 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.015 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.096 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.009 0.015 Chinese cabbage
Threonine 0.037 0.049 Chinese cabbage
Isoleucine 0.045 0.085 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.064 0.088 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.047 0.089 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.011 0.009 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.044 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.053 0.066 Chinese cabbage
Histidine 0.023 0.026 Chinese cabbage
Fructose 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 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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.