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Eggplant is almost always served cooked. Eggplants come in shades of purple, white and green, cylindrical and teardrop shaped. Mature raw eggplant will possess a slightly bitter taste in both flesh and seeds. Eggplant can be steamed, sautéed, broiled, braised, baked and stir-fried. It is often breaded and fried. Cooked eggplant is also served cold in combination with tomatoes, onions, peppers and olives. Eggplant is low in calories. It is a good source of fiber and folate. It contains small amounts of B vitamins, magnesium and phosphorus.

Nutrition Chart

Eggplant / 100g Amount
Calories 24
Carbohydrate 5.7g
Total Fat 0.19g
Fibre 3.4g
Protein 1.01g
Cholesterol 0mg