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Summer squash vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Summer squash and Eggplant

  • Summer squash has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber.
  • Summer squash covers your daily Vitamin C needs 16% more than Eggplant.
  • Eggplant has 4 times less Vitamin B2 than Summer squash. Summer squash has 0.142mg of Vitamin B2, while Eggplant has 0.037mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Squash, summer, all varieties, 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 +52.2%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Copper +58.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 5% 24% 13% 17% 8% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +81.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Copper +58.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +769.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +283.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.5%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 12% 3% 0% 12% 33% 10% 10% 51% 0% 8% 22%
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 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +769.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +283.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.5%
Contains more Folate +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%

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
Summer squash
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
12
Summer squash
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
7%
Summer squash
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
3%
Summer squash
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Summer squash
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.
Summer squash Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Summer squash Eggplant
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Summer squash
Summer squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Summer squash
Summer squash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Summer squash
Summer squash is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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 Summer squash Eggplant Opinion
Calories 16 25 Eggplant
Protein 1.21 0.98 Summer squash
Fats 0.18 0.18
Vitamin C 17 2.2 Summer squash
Carbs 3.35 5.88 Eggplant
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.35 0.23 Summer squash
Calcium 15 9 Summer squash
Potassium 262 229 Summer squash
Magnesium 17 14 Summer squash
Sugar 2.2 3.53 Summer squash
Fiber 1.1 3 Eggplant
Copper 0.051 0.081 Eggplant
Zinc 0.29 0.16 Summer squash
Starch
Phosphorus 38 24 Summer squash
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 200 23 Summer squash
Vitamin E 0.12 0.3 Eggplant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.039 Summer squash
Vitamin B2 0.142 0.037 Summer squash
Vitamin B3 0.487 0.649 Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.281 Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.218 0.084 Summer squash
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3 3.5 Eggplant
Folate 29 22 Summer squash
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.044 0.034 Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.016 0.016
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.076 Summer squash
Tryptophan 0.011 0.009 Summer squash
Threonine 0.028 0.037 Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.042 0.045 Eggplant
Leucine 0.069 0.064 Summer squash
Lysine 0.065 0.047 Summer squash
Methionine 0.017 0.011 Summer squash
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.043 Eggplant
Valine 0.053 0.053
Histidine 0.025 0.023 Summer squash
Fructose 0.95 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. Summer squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170487/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.