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Potato vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Potato and Eggplant

  • Eggplant contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Potassium than Potato.
  • Potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Eggplant contains 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Potato. Potato contains 0.298mg of Vitamin B6, while Eggplant contains 0.084mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Potato is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Eggplant, raw.

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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 +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +252.2%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.6%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Potato
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
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 +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +254.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1050%
Contains more Vitamin E +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +75%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281

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
18
Potato
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
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%
Potato
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Potato
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.
Potato Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Potato 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?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.71g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.009g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Eggplant Opinion
Calories 77 25 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.98 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.18 Eggplant
Vitamin C 19.7 2.2 Potato
Net carbs 15.390000343322754 2.880000114440918 Potato
Carbs 17.49 5.88 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.23 Potato
Calcium 12 9 Potato
Potassium 425 229 Potato
Magnesium 23 14 Potato
Sugar 0.82 3.53 Potato
Fiber 2.1 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.11 0.081 Potato
Zinc 0.3 0.16 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 24 Potato
Sodium 6 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 2 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.01 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.039 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 1.061 0.649 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.281 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.084 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 15 22 Eggplant
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.034 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.016 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.021 0.009 Potato
Threonine 0.067 0.037 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 0.045 Potato
Leucine 0.098 0.064 Potato
Lysine 0.107 0.047 Potato
Methionine 0.032 0.011 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.043 Potato
Valine 0.103 0.053 Potato
Histidine 0.035 0.023 Potato
Fructose 0.26 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. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/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.