Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Eggplant
- ½ cup raw eggplant, cubed: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber and 10 calories
- ½ cup boiled cubed eggplant: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 17 calories
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled (about 1 lb. after peeling): 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 16 grams fiber and 110 calories
- 1 medium eggplant, unpeeled (about 1¼ lb.): 13 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 19 grams fiber and 132 calories
Glycemic Index for EggplantAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of eggplant.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Eggplant
- ½ cup raw eggplant, cubed: 1
- ½ cup boiled cubed eggplant: 1
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled (about 1 lb. after peeling): 7
- 1 medium eggplant, unpeeled (about 1¼ lb.): 8
Health Benefits of EggplantEggplant is a good source of fiber and manganese. It also contains fairly high amounts of various types of phytonutrients, especially nasunin and chlorogenic acid, which may help protect our cells from damage and lower the risk of heart disease.
Low-Carb Recipes with Eggplant
- Mediterranean Summer Vegetables
- Low-Carb Nachos
- Eggplant Involtini
- Grilled Eggplant with Middle Eastern Spices
More Information About Eggplant at Calorie Count.More Carb Profiles:
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Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).
United States Department of Agriculture. "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods - 2007. November 2007