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Pumpkin vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pumpkin and Eggplant

  • Pumpkin has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin E , while Eggplant has more Fiber.
  • Pumpkin's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 47% higher.
  • Eggplant contains 4 times less Vitamin C than Pumpkin. Pumpkin contains 9mg of Vitamin C, while Eggplant contains 2.2mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Pumpkin, 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 Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 30% 9% 19% 30% 1% 9% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +247.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +56.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +36913%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 511% 22% 0% 30% 13% 26% 12% 18% 15% 12% 0% 3%
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 +36913%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.7%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.281

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.
Pumpkin Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 6g 2.88g Pumpkin
Protein 1g 0.98g Pumpkin
Fats 0.1g 0.18g Eggplant
Carbs 6.5g 5.88g Pumpkin
Calories 26kcal 25kcal Pumpkin
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 2.76g 3.53g Pumpkin
Fiber 0.5g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 21mg 9mg Pumpkin
Iron 0.8mg 0.23mg Pumpkin
Magnesium 12mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 44mg 24mg Pumpkin
Potassium 340mg 229mg Pumpkin
Sodium 1mg 2mg Pumpkin
Zinc 0.32mg 0.16mg Pumpkin
Copper 0.127mg 0.081mg Pumpkin
Vitamin A 8513IU 23IU Pumpkin
Vitamin E 1.06mg 0.3mg Pumpkin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9mg 2.2mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.039mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.037mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.298mg 0.281mg Pumpkin
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 16µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.1µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.009mg Pumpkin
Threonine 0.029mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.031mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.046mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.054mg 0.047mg Pumpkin
Methionine 0.011mg 0.011mg
Phenylalanine 0.032mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.035mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.016mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.052g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.005g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pumpkin 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
55
Pumpkin
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
18
Pumpkin
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
6%
Pumpkin
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
7%
Pumpkin
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Pumpkin
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin
Pumpkin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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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.

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. Pumpkin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168448/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.