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Ginger vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Eggplant

  • Ginger is higher than Eggplant in Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Ginger covers your daily Copper needs 16% more than Eggplant.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Choline than Eggplant. While Ginger contains 28.8mg of Choline, Eggplant contains only 6.9mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Ginger is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Eggplant, 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 Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +81.2%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +179%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +81.2%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +179%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%

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
Ginger
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Contains more Vitamin C +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +3400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037

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.
Ginger Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 2.88g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 0.98g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.18g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 5.88g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 25kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 1.7g 3.53g Ginger
Fiber 2g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 16mg 9mg Ginger
Iron 0.6mg 0.23mg Ginger
Magnesium 43mg 14mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 24mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 229mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.34mg 0.16mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.081mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 2.2mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.649mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.084mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.045mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg 0.064mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg 0.047mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg 0.011mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.043mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.053mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.023mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.016g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.076g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Eggplant
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
Ginger
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
10
Eggplant

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
11%
Ginger
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Eggplant
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.83g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.169g)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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)

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Eggplant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169228/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.