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Peppers vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppers and Eggplant different?

  • Peppers are higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Copper, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 267% higher.
  • Peppers contain 59 times more Vitamin A than Eggplant. While Peppers contain 59µg of Vitamin A, Eggplant contains only 1µg.

Peppers, hot chili, green, raw and Eggplant, raw are the varieties 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 +421.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 30% 18% 58% 9% 20% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +421.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 +10922.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +5026.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Vitamin K +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +360.7%
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 809% 71% 14% 0% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 0% 36% 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 +10922.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +5026.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Vitamin K +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +360.7%
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
90
Peppers
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
23
Peppers
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
12%
Peppers
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
9%
Peppers
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Peppers
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.
Peppers Eggplant
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peppers 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 Saturated Fat?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peppers
Peppers is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peppers
Peppers is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 Peppers Eggplant Opinion
Calories 40 25 Peppers
Protein 2 0.98 Peppers
Fats 0.2 0.18 Peppers
Vitamin C 242.5 2.2 Peppers
Net carbs 7.960000038146973 2.880000114440918 Peppers
Carbs 9.46 5.88 Peppers
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.23 Peppers
Calcium 18 9 Peppers
Potassium 340 229 Peppers
Magnesium 25 14 Peppers
Sugar 5.1 3.53 Eggplant
Fiber 1.5 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.174 0.081 Peppers
Zinc 0.3 0.16 Peppers
Starch
Phosphorus 46 24 Peppers
Sodium 7 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 1179 23 Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69 0.3 Peppers
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.039 Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.037 Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95 0.649 Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.084 Peppers
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.3 3.5 Peppers
Folate 23 22 Peppers
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.034 Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.016 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109 0.076 Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026 0.009 Peppers
Threonine 0.074 0.037 Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065 0.045 Peppers
Leucine 0.105 0.064 Peppers
Lysine 0.089 0.047 Peppers
Methionine 0.024 0.011 Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062 0.043 Peppers
Valine 0.084 0.053 Peppers
Histidine 0.041 0.023 Peppers
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. Peppers - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.