Apple vs. Eggplant

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Eggplant


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of apple versus eggplant (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apple and eggplant:

  • Both eggplant and apple are high in dietary fiber.
  • Eggplant has 52% less calories than apple.
  • Eggplant has 57% less carbohydrates than apple.
  • Eggplant has 66% less sugar than apple.
  • Eggplant has more niacin, pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Eggplant is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple and eggplant is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Eggplant (Eggplant, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Eggplant has 52% less calories than apple - eggplant has 25 calories per 100 grams and apple has 52 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and similar to eggplant for fat. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for eggplant, 14:82:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Eggplant
Protein 2% 14%
Carbohydrates 96% 82%
Fat 3% 4%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Eggplant has 57% less carbohydrates than apple - eggplant has 5.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and apple has 13.8g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in eggplant are made of 54% sugar and 46% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in apple comprise of 81% sugar and 19% dietary fiber.

dietary fiber

Both eggplant and apple are high in dietary fiber. Eggplant has 25% more dietary fiber than apple - eggplant has 3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Eggplant has 66% less sugar than apple - eggplant has 3.5g of sugar per 100 grams and apple has 10.4g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of protein - eggplant has 0.98g of protein per 100 grams and apple has 0.26g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both eggplant and apple are low in saturated fat - eggplant has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apple has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - eggplant has 2.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - eggplant has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apple has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - eggplant has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - eggplant has 3.5ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Eggplant has more niacin, pantothenic acid and folate. Both apple and eggplant contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and Vitamin B6.

Apple Eggplant
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.039 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.037 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 0.649 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 0.281 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.084 MG
Folate 3 UG 22 UG

Minerals

calcium

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of calcium - eggplant has 9mg of calcium per 100 grams and apple has 6mg of calcium.

iron

Eggplant and apple contain similar amounts of iron - eggplant has 0.23mg of iron per 100 grams and apple has 0.12mg of iron.

potassium

Eggplant is a great source of potassium and it has 114% more potassium than apple - eggplant has 229mg of potassium per 100 grams and apple has 107mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

flavonoids

Naturally occuring in fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are associated with many health benefits and used in a variety of medicinal and pharmaceutical applications. [2][3]

For specific flavonoid compounds,

Apple Eggplant
luteolin 0.12 mg ~
kaempferol 0.14 mg ~
Quercetin 4.01 mg 0.04 mg

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both apple and eggplant contain significant amounts of beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin.

Apple Eggplant
beta-carotene 27 UG 14 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 29 UG 36 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both apple and eggplant contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Apple Eggplant
alpha linoleic acid 0.009 G 0.013 G
Total 0.009 G 0.013 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both apple and eggplant contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Apple Eggplant
linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.063 G
Total 0.043 G 0.063 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Eggplant (Eggplant, raw) .

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