Eggplants

Eggplants (Solanum melongena) aka: aubergine, brinjal, garden egg, pea aubergine, baitegene, and guinea squash, are long tube shaped vegetables with white or purple skin, white inner flesh, small edible seeds in the center, and a green cap of leaves.

Health Benefits of Eggplants

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How to choose Eggplants

Look for a vibrantly colored eggplant, a dull color indicates an eggplant that was picked too late and hence will have a bitter flavor. The green cap at the top is a good indicator of freshness. If the cap is on flush, the eggplant is fresh, if it has started to peel back then the eggplant was likely picked days ago and is not ideal.

Climate and origin

Eggplants originated in India and are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. Eggplants are hardy and can grow in tropical or temperate climates. (Zones 4-11 in the U.S.)

Taste

Eggplants are rarely eaten raw, and are often cooked stewed, fried, or grilled. Cooked eggplants have a light taste with a mushy texture.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Summer Squash, Zucchini

Miscellaneous information

Eggplants are one of the most popular and most cultivated vegetables in the world with over 30 million metric tons grown each year.

Similar tasting produce

Summer Squash, Zucchini

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Eggplants + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) | Dietary Fiber | Manganese |

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g%
    Saturated Fat g%
Cholesterol mg%
Sodium mg%
Total Carbohydrate g%
    Dietary Fiber g%
    Sugar g~
Protein g~
Vitamin A%Vitamin C%
Calcium%Iron%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A IU%
    Retinol equivalents μg~
    Retinol μg~
    Alpha-carotene μg~
    Beta-carotene μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin μg~
Vitamin C mg%
Vitamin D IU (μg)%
    D2 Ergocalciferol IU (μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol IU (μg)
Vitamin E mg%
Vitamin K μg%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 μg~
Vitamin B12 μg%
Thiamin mg%
Riboflavin mg%
Niacin mg%
Pantothenic acid mg%
Vitamin B6 mg%
Folate μg%
    Folic Acid μg~
    Food Folate μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents μg~
Choline mg~
Lycopene μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium mg%
Iron mg%
Magnesium mg%
Phosphorus mg%
Sodium mg%
Potassium mg%
Zinc mg%
Copper mg%
Manganese mg%
Selenium μg%
Water g~
Ash g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3smg
18D3 Linolenicmg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoicmg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)mg
Total Omega 6smg
18D2mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoicmg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine mg%
Isoleucine mg%
Leucine mg%
Lysine mg%
Methionine mg%
Phenylalanine mg%
Threonine mg%
Tryptophan mg%
Valine mg%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
%
Percent Water Composition %
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)


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