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Eggplant

Foods / Eggplant

About This Food

Description

Eggplant is a flowering vegetable and native to India. 

Ranging in color from rich purple to white and varying in length from 2 to 12 inches, these giant berries are a member of the Nightshade family, which also includes tomaotes and potatoes.

Eggplants contain terpenes, anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=933

Selecting & Storing

Choose an eggplant with firm, smooth-skin that`s heavy for its size. Avoid those with soft or brown spots. Becasue eggplants become bitter with age, they should be stored in a cool, dry place and used within a day or two of purchase.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)

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Calories: 20

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.16 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.06 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
11 g
ALA
11 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4.67 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.88 g
Sugars
1.93 g
Fiber
2.79 g
Protein
0.83 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
22.14 IU
0%
Vitamin C
1.8 mg
3%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.25 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
2.87 mg
4%
Folate
18.04 mcg
5%
Niacin
0.53 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.03 mg
2%
Choline
5.66 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
7.38 mg
1%
Copper
0.07 mg
4%
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
Magnesium
11.48 mg
3%
Manganese
0.2 mg
10%
Phosphorous
20.5 mg
2%
Potassium
188.6 mg
5%
Selenium
0.25 mcg
0%
Sodium
1.64 mg
0%
Zinc
0.13 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
13.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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