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Eggplant vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Eggplant and Cucumber

  • Eggplant is richer in Fiber, and Manganese, yet Cucumber is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Cucumber is 11% higher.
  • Eggplant contains 7 times more Vitamin B3 than Cucumber. Eggplant contains 0.649mg of Vitamin B3, while Cucumber contains 0.098mg.
  • Cucumber contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Eggplant, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Potassium +55.8%
Contains more Copper +97.6%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Potassium +55.8%
Contains more Copper +97.6%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +368.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +562.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +356.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +368.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.259

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
9
Eggplant
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
8
Cucumber

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%
Eggplant
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
4%
Cucumber
Fats
1%
Eggplant
1%
Cucumber

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.
Eggplant Cucumber
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Eggplant Cucumber
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 Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Cucumber Opinion
Calories 25 15 Eggplant
Protein 0.98 0.65 Eggplant
Fats 0.18 0.11 Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.2 2.8 Cucumber
Carbs 5.88 3.63 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.28 Cucumber
Calcium 9 16 Cucumber
Potassium 229 147 Eggplant
Magnesium 14 13 Eggplant
Sugar 3.53 1.67 Cucumber
Fiber 3 0.5 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.041 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.2 Cucumber
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 24 24
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 23 105 Cucumber
Vitamin E 0.3 0.03 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.027 Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.033 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.098 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.259 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.04 Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 16.4 Cucumber
Folate 22 7 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.037 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.005 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.032 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 0.005 Eggplant
Threonine 0.037 0.019 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 0.021 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 0.029 Eggplant
Lysine 0.047 0.029 Eggplant
Methionine 0.011 0.006 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.019 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 0.022 Eggplant
Histidine 0.023 0.01 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 0.87 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. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/nutrients
  2. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.