Eggplants are lovely. They’re fragrant, like a melon or a cucumber, but they have spongy flesh that soaks up a good garlic-laden sauce.


Nutrition Facts


Amount Per

1 cup, cubes (82 g)

Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 188 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g 1%
Dietary fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugar 2.9 g
Protein 0.8 g 1%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%

Eggplants are so pretty. And not only do they have a bunch of vitamins and minerals, they also have a phytochemical known for protecting brain function.

I made eggplant lasagne this week, as well as a beef and eggplant stir fry with ginger sauce. I still have a lot of eggplant left, so I’ll be seeking out some more recipes.