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Eggplant vs Winter melon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Eggplant and Winter melon

  • Eggplant has more Manganese, Potassium, and Copper, however Winter melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2.
  • Winter melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 12% more.
  • Eggplant has 38 times more Potassium than Winter melon. Eggplant has 229mg of Potassium, while Winter melon has 6mg.
  • Eggplant is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Eggplant, raw and Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +3716.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +3716.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
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 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eggplant Winter melon Opinion
Net carbs 2.88g 0.1g Eggplant
Protein 0.98g 0.4g Eggplant
Fats 0.18g 0.2g Winter melon
Carbs 5.88g 3g Eggplant
Calories 25kcal 13kcal Eggplant
Starch g g
Fructose 1.54g g Eggplant
Sugar 3.53g g Winter melon
Fiber 3g 2.9g Eggplant
Calcium 9mg 19mg Winter melon
Iron 0.23mg 0.4mg Winter melon
Magnesium 14mg 10mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 24mg 19mg Eggplant
Potassium 229mg 6mg Eggplant
Sodium 2mg 111mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.16mg 0.61mg Winter melon
Copper 0.081mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 23IU 0IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.3mg mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 13mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.039mg 0.04mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.037mg 0.11mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.649mg 0.4mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.133mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084mg 0.035mg Eggplant
Folate 22µg 5µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.002mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.037mg mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045mg mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.064mg mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.047mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg 0.003mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Eggplant
Valine 0.053mg mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.023mg mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.034g 0.016g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016g 0.037g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.087g Winter melon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Eggplant Winter melon
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
9
Winter melon
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
9
Winter melon

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
2%
Winter melon
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
3%
Winter melon
Fats
1%
Eggplant
1%
Winter melon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
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 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.

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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.