Eggplant nutrition values are great, and finding new eggplant recipes is not that difficult. Look at these two great ideas. You can eat them hot or cold, depending on the mood or meal.
Eggplant is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, fiber and water. It is due to their phytonutrients and phenolic acid compounds, the flavonoids such as nasunin (more about this below).
Eggplants are also a low calorie food with only about 35 calories per cup.
A member of the night shade vegetable and part of a group of valuable vegetables with loads of antioxidant compounds. This is evident by it’s purple color.
Contrary to most vegetables, the health benefits of cooked eggplant, have been shown to even better for us. It is because, cooking it releases eggplant’s disease-fighting compounds.
Eggplant is extremely high in Nasunin a type of antioxidants (anthocyanin) found in deeply colored fruits and vegetables. It helps the body fight free radical damage, inflammation, and the oxidative stress (aging).
At the same time, it can help iron become absorbable by the body and binds poisonous molecules and heavy metals that build up in the body.
Other Benefits Facts:
There are warnings about nightshade foods:
Eggplant Nutrition Facts
One cup of cooked eggplant provides these benefits in the daily recommended vitamins and mineral according to the USDA. See the chart below for values.
• low calories
• 0 grams of fat
• 8 low carbs
• Vitamin K
• Vitamin B1 Thiamine
• Vitamin B6
See the Healthy Eggplant Recipe with all the trimmings from the picture above. I baked mine at 325 degrees for half hour so eggplant was firm cooked. It was wonderful!
I would love to try it with different condiments, such as almond oil, ginger dressing, or any other favorite.
Below are the ingredients I bought. It worked out to be about $4.50 per person. Talk about a cheap healthy meal!
Low Calorie content at 205.1 kcal, this is great! My activities to burn the 1362 calories, was only due to daily house straightening, cooking, and playing frisbee with my Service Dog, Truman.
Look at the Eggplant nutrition values here. 90% of the daily requirements of fiber, Omega-3 and 6, Vitamins A, C, K, numerous minerals, and a great source of vegetable protein.
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