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Tomato vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Eggplant different?

  • Tomato has more Vitamin C, however Eggplant is richer in Fiber, and Manganese.
  • Tomato covers your daily need of Vitamin C 13% more than Eggplant.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Eggplant, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +11.1%
Contains more Iron +17.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +37.3%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +17.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +37.3%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Phosphorus - 24
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Zinc - 0.16

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
Tomato
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Contains more Vitamin A +3521.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.084
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
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 +3521.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +522.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.649
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.084

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 2.88g Eggplant
Protein 0.88g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Tomato
Carbs 3.89g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 18kcal 25kcal Eggplant
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 2.63g 3.53g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 10mg 9mg Tomato
Iron 0.27mg 0.23mg Tomato
Magnesium 11mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 24mg 24mg
Potassium 237mg 229mg Tomato
Sodium 5mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.17mg 0.16mg Tomato
Copper 0.059mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 833IU 23IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.3mg Tomato
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 2.2mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 15µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 3.5µg Tomato
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine 0.027mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.018mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.025mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.027mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.006mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine 0.027mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.018mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.014mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.034g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.016g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.076g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato 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
16
Tomato
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
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
5%
Tomato
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Tomato
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.006g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tomato
Tomato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eggplant
Eggplant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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.

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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.