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Winter melon vs Eggplant - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Winter melon and Eggplant

  • Winter melon has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B2, however Eggplant has more Manganese, Potassium, and Copper.
  • Winter melon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 12% more.
  • Winter melon has 56 times more Sodium than Eggplant. Winter melon has 111mg of Sodium, while Eggplant has 2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Waxgourd, (chinese preserving melon), 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 +111.1%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +3716.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +252.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 15% 8% 9% 1% 15% 17% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.3%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Potassium +3716.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Copper +252.2%

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 +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +340%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 44% 10% 26% 8% 8% 9% 4% 0% 0%
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 C +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140%
Contains more Folate +340%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.039

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter melon Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 0.1g 2.88g Eggplant
Protein 0.4g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.2g 0.18g Winter melon
Carbs 3g 5.88g Eggplant
Calories 13kcal 25kcal Eggplant
Starch g g
Fructose g 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar g 3.53g Winter melon
Fiber 2.9g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 19mg 9mg Winter melon
Iron 0.4mg 0.23mg Winter melon
Magnesium 10mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 19mg 24mg Eggplant
Potassium 6mg 229mg Eggplant
Sodium 111mg 2mg Eggplant
Zinc 0.61mg 0.16mg Winter melon
Copper 0.023mg 0.081mg Eggplant
Vitamin A 0IU 23IU Eggplant
Vitamin E mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 2.2mg Winter melon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.039mg Winter melon
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.037mg Winter melon
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.035mg 0.084mg Eggplant
Folate 5µg 22µg Eggplant
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 3.5µg Eggplant
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.009mg Eggplant
Threonine mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.009mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.003mg 0.011mg Eggplant
Phenylalanine mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.016g 0.034g Winter melon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.016g Winter melon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.087g 0.076g Winter melon

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Winter melon 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
9
Winter melon
9
Eggplant
Mineral Summary Score
9
Winter melon
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
2%
Winter melon
6%
Eggplant
Carbohydrates
3%
Winter melon
6%
Eggplant
Fats
1%
Winter melon
1%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter melon
Winter melon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter melon
Winter melon is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eggplant
Eggplant contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eggplant
Eggplant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Winter melon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170069/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.