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Seaweed vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Seaweed and Eggplant

  • Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, yet Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Seaweed is 52% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 117 times more Sodium than Eggplant. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Eggplant contains 2mg.

Food types used in this article are Seaweed, kelp, 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 +1766.7%
Contains more Iron +1139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +764.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Copper +60.5%
Contains more Potassium +157.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +1766.7%
Contains more Iron +1139.1%
Contains more Magnesium +764.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Zinc +668.8%
Contains more Copper +60.5%
Contains more Potassium +157.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%

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 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1785.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
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 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +128.5%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1785.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 2.88g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0.98g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.18g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 5.88g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 25kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 0.6g 3.53g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 168mg 9mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.23mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 14mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 24mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 229mg Eggplant
Sodium 233mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 1.23mg 0.16mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.081mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 23IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.3mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 2.2mg Seaweed
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.039mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.037mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.281mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 180µg 22µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 3.5µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.009mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.037mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.045mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.064mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.047mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.011mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.043mg
Valine 0.072mg 0.053mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg 0.023mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.016g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.076g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed 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
36
Seaweed
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
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
10%
Seaweed
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
6%
Eggplant
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 231mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.213g)
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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.