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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 Sugars 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
Ginger
7
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Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.2%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Copper +179%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +81.2%
Contains more Magnesium +207.1%
Contains more Copper +179%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.7%
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
3
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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 Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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%
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 Vitamin K +3400%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.037

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
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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
6%
Eggplant
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Eggplant

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.
Ginger Eggplant
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Eggplant
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?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sugars (difference - 1.83g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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)

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