Low Calorie and Carbs, High Fiber SuperfoodAn entire 1-1/4 pound eggplant has only 110 calories, 0.9 grams of fat and 26.1 grams of carbohydrate. The glycemic index for eggplant is 15 out of a possible 100, which is very low. The fiber count is a whopping 18.6 grams if the eggplant is unpeeled.
1 cup of cubed eggplant has 20 calories, 0.2 grams of fat and 4.7 grams of carbs.
I've bought the eggplant, now what do I do with it?
There's more to eggplant than Parmesan, which can be a heavy, high-fat dish. Some healthy recipes, including a healthy version of Eggplant Parmesan, can be found here and also on About.com's Calorie Count website...
For more diet-friendly eggplant recipes, check out these from our About.com Guides to Low Carb Diets and Low Fat Cooking: