Eggplant [facts]

Eggplant is a high-fiber, low-calorie food that reduces the risk of heart disease and helps with blood sugar control and weight loss.

Eggplant Strips Recipe

Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants and are used in many different dishes around the world. They are usually considered a vegetable but because they contain seeds and grow from a flowering plant, they are actually a fruit. There are many varieties. Eggplants with a deep purple skin are most common, but they can be red, green or even black.

1 cup (82 g) eggplant
calories 20
carbohydrates 5 g
protein 1 g
fiber 3 g
manganese 10% RDI
folate 5% RDI
potassium 5% RDI
vitamin C 3% RDI
vitamin K 4% RDI
Sources: healthline