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Jalapeño vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Jalapeño and Eggplant different?

  • Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Vitamin A, however Eggplant is richer in Manganese.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily need of Vitamin C 129% more than Eggplant.
  • Jalapeño has 54 times more Vitamin A than Eggplant. Jalapeño has 54µg of Vitamin A, while Eggplant has 1µg.

Peppers, jalapeno, 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
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Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +76.1%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.23
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +76.1%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.23
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 24

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 +5290.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4587%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +398.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +428.6%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
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 +5290.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +4587%
Contains more Vitamin E +1093.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +398.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +428.6%
Contains more Folate +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039

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
64
Jalapeño
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
10
Jalapeño
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
5%
Jalapeño
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
7%
Jalapeño
6%
Eggplant
Fats
2%
Jalapeño
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.
Jalapeño Eggplant
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Jalapeño 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 richer in minerals?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.59g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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 Jalapeño Eggplant Opinion
Calories 29 25 Jalapeño
Protein 0.91 0.98 Eggplant
Fats 0.37 0.18 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 118.6 2.2 Jalapeño
Carbs 6.5 5.88 Jalapeño
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.25 0.23 Jalapeño
Calcium 12 9 Jalapeño
Potassium 248 229 Jalapeño
Magnesium 15 14 Jalapeño
Sugar 4.12 3.53 Eggplant
Fiber 2.8 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.046 0.081 Eggplant
Zinc 0.14 0.16 Eggplant
Starch
Phosphorus 26 24 Jalapeño
Sodium 3 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 1078 23 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 3.58 0.3 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.039 Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.037 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.28 0.649 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.315 0.281 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.084 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 18.5 3.5 Jalapeño
Folate 27 22 Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029 0.016 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.112 0.076 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.009 Eggplant
Threonine 0.037 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.045 Eggplant
Leucine 0.064 Eggplant
Lysine 0.047 Eggplant
Methionine 0.011 Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.043 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 Eggplant
Histidine 0.023 Eggplant
Fructose 2.63 1.54 Jalapeño

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. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/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.