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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 RAE, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Peppers is 267% higher.
  • Peppers contain 59 times more Vitamin A RAE than Eggplant. While Peppers contain 59µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +421.7%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +421.7%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
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 A +5026.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +10922.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
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 +5026.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +130%
Contains more Vitamin C +10922.7%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppers Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 7.96g 2.88g Peppers
Protein 2g 0.98g Peppers
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Peppers
Carbs 9.46g 5.88g Peppers
Calories 40kcal 25kcal Peppers
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 5.1g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 1.5g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 18mg 9mg Peppers
Iron 1.2mg 0.23mg Peppers
Magnesium 25mg 14mg Peppers
Phosphorus 46mg 24mg Peppers
Potassium 340mg 229mg Peppers
Sodium 7mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Peppers
Copper 0.174mg 0.081mg Peppers
Vitamin A 1179IU 23IU Peppers
Vitamin E 0.69mg 0.3mg Peppers
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 242.5mg 2.2mg Peppers
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.039mg Peppers
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.037mg Peppers
Vitamin B3 0.95mg 0.649mg Peppers
Vitamin B5 0.061mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.084mg Peppers
Folate 23µg 22µg Peppers
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.3µg 3.5µg Peppers
Tryptophan 0.026mg 0.009mg Peppers
Threonine 0.074mg 0.037mg Peppers
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.045mg Peppers
Leucine 0.105mg 0.064mg Peppers
Lysine 0.089mg 0.047mg Peppers
Methionine 0.024mg 0.011mg Peppers
Phenylalanine 0.062mg 0.043mg Peppers
Valine 0.084mg 0.053mg Peppers
Histidine 0.041mg 0.023mg Peppers
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.034g Peppers
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.109g 0.076g Peppers

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peppers 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
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

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)

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.