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Eggplant vs Onion - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Eggplant and Onion

  • Eggplant has more Fiber, while Onion has more Vitamin C.
  • Onion contains 2 times less Fiber than Eggplant. Eggplant contains 3g of Fiber, while Onion contains 1.7g.

The food types used in this comparison are Eggplant, raw and Onions, 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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3
Onion
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.21
Equal in Zinc - 0.17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.21
Equal in Zinc - 0.17

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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3
Onion
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +775%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
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 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +775%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%

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
8
Onion
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
8
Onion

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
7%
Onion
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
9%
Onion
Fats
1%
Eggplant
0%
Onion

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 Onion
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Eggplant Onion
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 glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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 Onion Opinion
Calories 25 40 Onion
Protein 0.98 1.1 Onion
Fats 0.18 0.1 Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.2 7.4 Onion
Carbs 5.88 9.34 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.21 Eggplant
Calcium 9 23 Onion
Potassium 229 146 Eggplant
Magnesium 14 10 Eggplant
Sugar 3.53 4.24 Eggplant
Fiber 3 1.7 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.039 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.17 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 24 29 Onion
Sodium 2 4 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 2 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3 0.02 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.046 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.027 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.116 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.123 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.12 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 0.4 Eggplant
Folate 22 19 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.042 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.013 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.017 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 0.014 Onion
Threonine 0.037 0.021 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 0.014 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 0.025 Eggplant
Lysine 0.047 0.039 Eggplant
Methionine 0.011 0.002 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.025 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 0.021 Eggplant
Histidine 0.023 0.014 Eggplant
Fructose 1.54 1.29 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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.