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Sweet potato vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sweet potato and Eggplant?

  • Sweet potato has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Copper than Eggplant.
  • Sweet potato's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 79% higher.
  • Eggplant has 3 times less Calcium than Sweet potato. Sweet potato has 30mg of Calcium, while Eggplant has 9mg.

We used Sweet potato, raw, unprepared 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
Contains more Iron +165.2%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 30% 18% 51% 9% 21% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 3% 21% 10% 27% 5% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +165.2%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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 +61582.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +184.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +94.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 852% 6% 0% 20% 15% 11% 48% 49% 0% 5% 9%
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 A +61582.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +184.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +94.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2.2

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.
Sweet potato Eggplant
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Sweet potato Eggplant Opinion
Calories 86kcal 25kcal Sweet potato
Protein 1.57g 0.98g Sweet potato
Fats 0.05g 0.18g Eggplant
Vitamin C 2.4mg 2.2mg Sweet potato
Net carbs 17.12g 2.88g Sweet potato
Carbs 20.12g 5.88g Sweet potato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.61mg 0.23mg Sweet potato
Calcium 30mg 9mg Sweet potato
Potassium 337mg 229mg Sweet potato
Magnesium 25mg 14mg Sweet potato
Sugar 4.18g 3.53g Eggplant
Fiber 3g 3g
Copper 0.151mg 0.081mg Sweet potato
Zinc 0.3mg 0.16mg Sweet potato
Starch 12.65g g Sweet potato
Phosphorus 47mg 24mg Sweet potato
Sodium 55mg 2mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 14187IU 23IU Sweet potato
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.039mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B2 0.061mg 0.037mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B3 0.557mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.8mg 0.281mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B6 0.209mg 0.084mg Sweet potato
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Folate 11µg 22µg Eggplant
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.018g 0.034g Sweet potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0.016g Eggplant
Polyunsaturated fat 0.014g 0.076g Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.009mg Sweet potato
Threonine 0.083mg 0.037mg Sweet potato
Isoleucine 0.055mg 0.045mg Sweet potato
Leucine 0.092mg 0.064mg Sweet potato
Lysine 0.066mg 0.047mg Sweet potato
Methionine 0.029mg 0.011mg Sweet potato
Phenylalanine 0.089mg 0.043mg Sweet potato
Valine 0.086mg 0.053mg Sweet potato
Histidine 0.031mg 0.023mg Sweet potato
Fructose 0.7g 1.54g Eggplant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sweet potato Eggplant
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
85
Sweet potato
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
21
Sweet 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
9%
Sweet potato
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
20%
Sweet potato
6%
Eggplant
Fats
0%
Sweet potato
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sweet potato
Sweet potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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. Sweet potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168482/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.