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Shallot vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shallot and Eggplant?

  • Shallot has more Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus than Eggplant.
  • Shallot's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 20% higher.
  • Eggplant has 5 times less Iron than Shallot. Shallot has 1.2mg of Iron, while Eggplant has 0.23mg.
  • Eggplant is lower in Sugar.

We used Shallots, raw and Eggplant, raw types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Iron +421.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 12% 30% 15% 30% 11% 26% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +421.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.9%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.081

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 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.7%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +475%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +337.5%
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 27% 1% 1% 0% 15% 5% 4% 18% 80% 0% 2% 26%
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 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.7%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +475%
Contains more Vitamin E +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +337.5%
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
15
Shallot
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
21
Shallot
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
15%
Shallot
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
17%
Shallot
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Shallot
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.
Shallot Eggplant
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Shallot Eggplant
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shallot
Shallot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shallot
Shallot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (30)
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 Shallot Eggplant Opinion
Calories 72 25 Shallot
Protein 2.5 0.98 Shallot
Fats 0.1 0.18 Eggplant
Vitamin C 8 2.2 Shallot
Carbs 16.8 5.88 Shallot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.23 Shallot
Calcium 37 9 Shallot
Potassium 334 229 Shallot
Magnesium 21 14 Shallot
Sugar 7.87 3.53 Eggplant
Fiber 3.2 3 Shallot
Copper 0.088 0.081 Shallot
Zinc 0.4 0.16 Shallot
Starch
Phosphorus 60 24 Shallot
Sodium 12 2 Eggplant
Vitamin A 4 23 Eggplant
Vitamin E 0.04 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.039 Shallot
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.037 Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.2 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.29 0.281 Shallot
Vitamin B6 0.345 0.084 Shallot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.8 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 34 22 Shallot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.034 Shallot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014 0.016 Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.039 0.076 Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.028 0.009 Shallot
Threonine 0.098 0.037 Shallot
Isoleucine 0.106 0.045 Shallot
Leucine 0.149 0.064 Shallot
Lysine 0.125 0.047 Shallot
Methionine 0.027 0.011 Shallot
Phenylalanine 0.081 0.043 Shallot
Valine 0.11 0.053 Shallot
Histidine 0.043 0.023 Shallot
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. Shallot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170499/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.