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Chili pepper vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chili pepper and Eggplant different?

  • Chili pepper has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin K, Copper, and Vitamin A, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Chili pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin C 157% more than Eggplant.
  • Chili pepper has 48 times more Vitamin A than Eggplant. Chili pepper has 48µg of Vitamin A, while Eggplant has 1µg.

Peppers, hot chili, red, raw and Eggplant, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +347.8%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 5% 29% 17% 43% 8% 19% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +347.8%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%

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 C +6431.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +4039.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 479% 58% 14% 0% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 0% 35% 18%
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 +6431.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +4039.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +502.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Equal in Folate - 22

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
66
Chili pepper
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
20
Chili pepper
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%
Chili pepper
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
9%
Chili pepper
6%
Eggplant
Fats
2%
Chili pepper
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.
Chili pepper Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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 Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chili pepper
Chili pepper 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

Nutrient Chili pepper Eggplant Opinion
Calories 40 25 Chili pepper
Protein 1.87 0.98 Chili pepper
Fats 0.44 0.18 Chili pepper
Vitamin C 143.7 2.2 Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81 5.88 Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.23 Chili pepper
Calcium 14 9 Chili pepper
Potassium 322 229 Chili pepper
Magnesium 23 14 Chili pepper
Sugar 5.3 3.53 Eggplant
Fiber 1.5 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.129 0.081 Chili pepper
Zinc 0.26 0.16 Chili pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 43 24 Chili pepper
Sodium 9 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 952 23 Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69 0.3 Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.039 Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086 0.037 Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244 0.649 Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.506 0.084 Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14 3.5 Chili pepper
Folate 23 22 Chili pepper
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.042 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024 0.016 Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239 0.076 Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026 0.009 Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074 0.037 Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065 0.045 Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105 0.064 Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089 0.047 Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024 0.011 Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.043 Chili pepper
Valine 0.084 0.053 Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041 0.023 Chili pepper
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chili pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170106/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.