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Eggplant Carbs and Glycemic Index

Low-Carb and Low-Calorie


Updated April 11, 2014

Eggplant Carbs and Glycemic Index
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Type 2 diabetes requires a healthy diet with an eye toward lower carb, lower glycemic index foods for good management. When checking out produce for healthy additions to your diet, don't forget the eggplant. It's a low-carb, high-fiber vegetable that has infinite possibilities for adding variety to your meals.

Cultures the world over use eggplant in their cuisines. From Italian eggplant Parmesan to Turkish baba ganoush, eggplant is a tasty, filling and healthful vegetable. Get to know eggplant.

Low Calorie and Carbs, High Fiber Superfood

An 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:

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