What Is the Nutritional Information for Eggplant?


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One cup of eggplant contains 33 calories, zero grams of fat and cholesterol and one gram of protein, according to Nutrition data. It also has 237 milligrams of sodium, eight grams of carbohydrates and three grams of sugars.

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There are two grams of fiber in one cup of eggplant, as well as vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Eggplant is a good source of vitamin k, thiamine and vitamin B6. However, it is high in sugars and sodium, which can be bad for human health. Folate, potassium and manganese are all found in this food.

One study shows that eggplants are full of phenolic antioxidants that ward off bacterial and fungal infections, notes the World's Healthiest Foods. Another study shows that when lab animals are given eggplant juice, there are significant improvements in their cardiovascular health. There were reductions in the cholesterol in their blood, as well as different parts of their heart, and there was an improvement in blood flow due to the relaxing of the blood vessel walls. Nasunin and other phytochemicals in eggplant are most likely responsible for these positive changes. Eating eggplant can also provide protection against excess iron and free radicals that may increase the risk of heart disease and cancer

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