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Winter squash vs. Eggplant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Winter squash and Eggplant

  • Eggplant has less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6 than Winter squash.
  • Winter squash covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 29% more than Eggplant.
  • Winter squash has 4 times more Vitamin C than Eggplant. While Winter squash has 9.6mg of Vitamin C, Eggplant has only 2.2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Squash, winter, all varieties, cooked, baked, without salt 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Iron +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Manganese +24.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 229
Equal in Copper - 0.081
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 17% 10% 9% 22% 1% 6% 28% 25% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 9% 10% 11% 21% 1% 5% 27% 31% 2%
Contains more Calcium +144.4%
Contains more Iron +91.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Selenium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.3%
Contains more Manganese +24.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 229
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" charts 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 +22608.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Choline +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.1%
Equal in Folate - 22
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 314% 3% 0% 32% 4% 16% 10% 15% 38% 15% 0% 6% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 6% 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 17% 20% 17% 0% 4% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +22608.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.7%
Contains more Choline +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.1%
Equal in Folate - 22

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +94.4%
Contains more Carbs +50.5%
Contains more Protein +10.1%
Equal in Water - 92.3
Equal in Other - 0.66
9% 89%
Protein: 0.89 g
Fats: 0.35 g
Carbs: 8.85 g
Water: 89.21 g
Other: 0.7 g
6% 92%
Protein: 0.98 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 5.88 g
Water: 92.3 g
Other: 0.66 g
Contains more Fats +94.4%
Contains more Carbs +50.5%
Contains more Protein +10.1%
Equal in Water - 92.3
Equal in Other - 0.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.8%
29% 11% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.072 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
27% 13% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.016 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.076 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Winter squash Eggplant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Winter squash Eggplant Opinion
Net carbs 6.05g 2.88g Winter squash
Protein 0.89g 0.98g Eggplant
Fats 0.35g 0.18g Winter squash
Carbs 8.85g 5.88g Winter squash
Calories 37kcal 25kcal Winter squash
Fructose 1.54g Eggplant
Sugar 3.3g 3.53g Winter squash
Fiber 2.8g 3g Eggplant
Calcium 22mg 9mg Winter squash
Iron 0.44mg 0.23mg Winter squash
Magnesium 13mg 14mg Eggplant
Phosphorus 19mg 24mg Eggplant
Potassium 241mg 229mg Winter squash
Sodium 1mg 2mg Winter squash
Zinc 0.22mg 0.16mg Winter squash
Copper 0.082mg 0.081mg Winter squash
Manganese 0.187mg 0.232mg Eggplant
Selenium 0.4µg 0.3µg Winter squash
Vitamin A 5223IU 23IU Winter squash
Vitamin A RAE 261µg 1µg Winter squash
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.3mg Eggplant
Vitamin C 9.6mg 2.2mg Winter squash
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.039mg Eggplant
Vitamin B2 0.067mg 0.037mg Winter squash
Vitamin B3 0.495mg 0.649mg Eggplant
Vitamin B5 0.234mg 0.281mg Eggplant
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.084mg Winter squash
Folate 20µg 22µg Eggplant
Choline 10.6mg 6.9mg Winter squash
Vitamin K 4.4µg 3.5µg Winter squash
Tryptophan 0.013mg 0.009mg Winter squash
Threonine 0.027mg 0.037mg Eggplant
Isoleucine 0.035mg 0.045mg Eggplant
Leucine 0.05mg 0.064mg Eggplant
Lysine 0.033mg 0.047mg Eggplant
Methionine 0.011mg 0.011mg
Phenylalanine 0.035mg 0.043mg Eggplant
Valine 0.038mg 0.053mg Eggplant
Histidine 0.017mg 0.023mg Eggplant
Saturated Fat 0.072g 0.034g Eggplant
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.016g Winter squash
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.076g Winter squash

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Winter squash Eggplant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Winter squash
8%
Eggplant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Winter squash
12%
Eggplant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Winter squash
Winter squash is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Winter squash
Winter squash contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Winter squash
Winter squash is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Winter squash
Winter squash is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eggplant
Eggplant is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Winter squash - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170490/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.