Eggplant or Brinjal is low in calories, yet one of the best foods for weight watchers. Following are the Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Eggplant, also known as aubergine in the western world.
Nutrition Facts of Eggplant
100gms of Eggplant contains just 24 calories, yet it contributes to 9% of daily recommended intake of fiber.
Aubergine skin is packed with phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins.
It also contains essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3), and is rich source of minerals like manganese, copper, iron and potassium.
Health Benefits of Eggplant
Eggplant provides the essential nutrients iron, calcium and other minerals to your body, whether you take it in stuffed, grilled, baked, roasted forms eggplants—they’re delicious in most avatars!
Eggplants are packed with phyto nutrients which improve blood circulation and boost your brain. Research studies show that they help lower bad cholesterol and keep your heart healthy, thanks to the high bioflavonoids.
Eggplant is low in calories and its high fiber content keeps you fuller for long time, preventing you from overeating and aiding in weight loss.
Egg plant with its high fiber and low soluble carbohydrate content has the potential in controlling blood sugar levels.
The Vitamin K and bioflavonoids of eggplant strengthen capillaries and helps prevent blood clots
Risks and Precautions of Eggplant
Eggplant is packed with very small amount of nicotine say a concentration of 0.01mg/100g. It’s however safe and harmless to eat eggplant.