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Eggplant vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Eggplant and Potato

  • Eggplant contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Potassium than Potato.
  • Potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Potato contains 4 times less Sugar than Eggplant. Eggplant contains 3.53g of Sugar, while Potato contains 0.82g.

The food types used in this comparison are Eggplant, raw and Potatoes, flesh and skin, 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 less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%

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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Potato
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
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 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295

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
18
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
20
Potato

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
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
17%
Potato
Fats
1%
Eggplant
0%
Potato

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

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Eggplant Potato
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 Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
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 vitamins?
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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 Potato Opinion
Calories 25 77 Potato
Protein 0.98 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.18 0.09 Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.2 19.7 Potato
Carbs 5.88 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.81 Potato
Calcium 9 12 Potato
Potassium 229 425 Potato
Magnesium 14 23 Potato
Sugar 3.53 0.82 Potato
Fiber 3 2.1 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.16 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 24 57 Potato
Sodium 2 6 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 2 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3 0.01 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.032 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 2 Eggplant
Folate 22 15 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.025 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.002 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.042 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.037 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.045 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.064 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.047 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.011 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.053 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.023 0.035 Potato
Fructose 1.54 0.26 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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.