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Onion vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Onion and Eggplant

  • Onion has more Vitamin C, while Eggplant has more Fiber.

The food types used in this comparison are Onions, 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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 0.23
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 7% 13% 8% 14% 5% 13% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Copper +107.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 0.23
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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
Onion
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +775%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 25% 1% 1% 0% 12% 7% 3% 8% 28% 0% 1% 15%
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 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +775%
Contains more Folate +15.8%

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
8
Onion
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
8
Onion
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
7%
Onion
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
9%
Onion
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Onion
1%
Eggplant

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Onion 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 is lower in glycemic index?
Onion
Onion is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Onion Eggplant Opinion
Calories 40 25 Onion
Protein 1.1 0.98 Onion
Fats 0.1 0.18 Eggplant
Vitamin C 7.4 2.2 Onion
Carbs 9.34 5.88 Onion
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.21 0.23 Eggplant
Calcium 23 9 Onion
Potassium 146 229 Eggplant
Magnesium 10 14 Eggplant
Sugar 4.24 3.53 Eggplant
Fiber 1.7 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.039 0.081 Eggplant
Zinc 0.17 0.16 Onion
Starch 0 Onion
Phosphorus 29 24 Onion
Sodium 4 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 2 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.02 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.039 Onion
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.123 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.084 Onion
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 19 22 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013 0.016 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.017 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.014 0.009 Onion
Threonine 0.021 0.037 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.014 0.045 Eggplant
Leucine 0.025 0.064 Eggplant
Lysine 0.039 0.047 Eggplant
Methionine 0.002 0.011 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.025 0.043 Eggplant
Valine 0.021 0.053 Eggplant
Histidine 0.014 0.023 Eggplant
Fructose 1.29 1.54 Eggplant

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. Onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170000/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.