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Eggplant vs Zucchini - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Eggplant and Zucchini?

  • Eggplant is richer in Fiber, while Zucchini is higher in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
  • Zucchini's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 17% higher.
  • Zucchini has 3 times less Fiber than Eggplant. Eggplant has 3g of Fiber, while Zucchini has 1g.

We used Eggplant, raw and Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Copper +52.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 18% 9% 17% 2%
Contains more Copper +52.8%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%

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 E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +713.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +769.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.9%
Equal in Folate - 24
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 60% 12% 3% 0% 12% 22% 9% 13% 38% 0% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +713.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +769.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.9%
Equal in Folate - 24

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Eggplant
16
Zucchini
Mineral Summary Score
10
Eggplant
12
Zucchini

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 the food
Protein
6%
Eggplant
7%
Zucchini
Carbohydrates
6%
Eggplant
3%
Zucchini
Fats
1%
Eggplant
1%
Zucchini

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Eggplant Zucchini
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Eggplant Zucchini
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 contains less Sugars?
Zucchini
Zucchini contains less Sugars (difference - 1.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Zucchini
Zucchini is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Zucchini
Zucchini is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Eggplant Zucchini Opinion
Calories 25 17 Eggplant
Protein 0.98 1.21 Zucchini
Fats 0.18 0.32 Zucchini
Vitamin C 2.2 17.9 Zucchini
Carbs 5.88 3.11 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.23 0.37 Zucchini
Calcium 9 16 Zucchini
Potassium 229 261 Zucchini
Magnesium 14 18 Zucchini
Sugars 3.53 2.5 Zucchini
Fiber 3 1 Eggplant
Copper 0.081 0.053 Eggplant
Zinc 0.16 0.32 Zucchini
Starch 0 Zucchini
Phosphorus 24 38 Zucchini
Sodium 2 8 Eggplant
Vitamin A 23 200 Zucchini
Vitamin E 0.3 0.12 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.045 Zucchini
Vitamin B2 0.037 0.094 Zucchini
Vitamin B3 0.649 0.451 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.204 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.084 0.163 Zucchini
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 4.3 Zucchini
Folate 22 24 Zucchini
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.034 0.084 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.011 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.091 Zucchini
Tryptophan 0.009 0.01 Zucchini
Threonine 0.037 0.029 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 0.044 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 0.071 Zucchini
Lysine 0.047 0.067 Zucchini
Methionine 0.011 0.018 Zucchini
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.043
Valine 0.053 0.054 Zucchini
Histidine 0.023 0.026 Zucchini
Fructose 1.54 1.38 Eggplant

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Zucchini - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169291/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.