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Eggplant vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Eggplant and Tomato different?

  • Eggplant has more Fiber, and Manganese, however Tomato is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Tomato covers your daily need of Vitamin C 13% more than Eggplant.
  • Eggplant has 3 times more Fiber than Tomato. Eggplant has 3g of Fiber, while Tomato has 1.2g.

Eggplant, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average types were 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
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +37.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +17.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237
Equal in Zinc - 0.17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +37.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +17.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 237
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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3521.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +125.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.594
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +3521.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +125.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.594
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 2.69g Eggplant
Protein 0.98g 0.88g Eggplant
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Tomato
Carbs 5.88g 3.89g Eggplant
Calories 25kcal 18kcal Eggplant
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose 1.54g 1.37g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g 2.63g Tomato
Fiber 3g 1.2g Eggplant
Calcium 9mg 10mg Tomato
Iron 0.23mg 0.27mg Tomato
Magnesium 14mg 11mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 24mg 24mg
Potassium 229mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 2mg 5mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.17mg Tomato
Copper 0.081mg 0.059mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 23IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.54mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.019mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 0.594mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.089mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.08mg Eggplant
Folate 22µg 15µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg 7.9µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.006mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg 0.027mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg 0.018mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg 0.025mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg 0.027mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg 0.006mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.027mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg 0.018mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg 0.014mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.031g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eggplant Tomato
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
4%
Tomato
Fats
1%
Eggplant
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.