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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Eggplant. Chili pepper has 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +347.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 39% 17% 19% 29% 2% 8% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +347.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains more Potassium +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.5%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
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 A +4039.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +6431.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 58% 14% 0% 479% 18% 20% 24% 13% 117% 18% 0% 35%
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 A +4039.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +6431.8%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chili pepper Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 7.31g 2.88g Chili pepper
Protein 1.87g 0.98g Chili pepper
Fats 0.44g 0.18g Chili pepper
Carbs 8.81g 5.88g Chili pepper
Calories 40kcal 25kcal Chili pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 5.3g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 1.5g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 14mg 9mg Chili pepper
Iron 1.03mg 0.23mg Chili pepper
Magnesium 23mg 14mg Chili pepper
Phosphorus 43mg 24mg Chili pepper
Potassium 322mg 229mg Chili pepper
Sodium 9mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.26mg 0.16mg Chili pepper
Copper 0.129mg 0.081mg Chili pepper
Vitamin A 952IU 23IU Chili pepper
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.3mg Chili pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 143.7mg 2.2mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.039mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.037mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B3 1.244mg 0.649mg Chili pepper
Vitamin B5 0.201mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.506mg 0.084mg Chili pepper
Folate 23µg 22µg Chili pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14µg 3.5µg Chili pepper
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.009mg Chili pepper
Threonine 0.074mg 0.037mg Chili pepper
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.045mg Chili pepper
Leucine 0.105mg 0.064mg Chili pepper
Lysine 0.089mg 0.047mg Chili pepper
Methionine 0.024mg 0.011mg Chili pepper
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.043mg Chili pepper
Valine 0.084mg 0.053mg Chili pepper
Histidine 0.041mg 0.023mg Chili pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.042g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.024g 0.016g Chili pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.239g 0.076g Chili pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chili pepper 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
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

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)

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.