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Eggplants shouldn’t be neglected

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Eggplants are usually not enjoyed by many people specially children. But these are quite nutritious and one should add them to their diet at least a couple of times in a week.

Do you know a cup of boiled eggplant contain the following amount of calories, fibers and proteins?

Calories 35

Protein 0.82gm

Fiber 2.5gm

It is interesting that eggplant plant also contain minor amount of nicotine which can help those who wish to quit smoking.

Minerals in Eggplant:

Eggplant contains the following minerals and some are found in quite less amount.

Potassium – 122 mg

Phosphorus – 15 mg

Magnesium – 11 mg

Calcium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.25 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Zinc – 0.12 mg

Copper – 0.058 mg

Manganese – 0.112 mg

Selenium – 0.1 mcg

Vitamins in Eggplant:

Eggplant contains the following vitamins and some are found in quite less amount.

Niacin – 0.594 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.074 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.075 mg

Vitamin C – 1.3 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.02 mg

Vitamin E – 0.41 mg

Vitamin A – 37 IU

Vitamin B6 – 0.085 mg

Folate – 14 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.9 mcg

Health Benefits of Eggplant:

  • Eggplant acts as a vasodilator of blood vessels and increases the blood circulation with in. This makes it good for heart. It also helps control cholesterol levels.
  • Eggplant is healthy for your brain. It keeps the brain in an efficient functional state.
  • Due to the high fiber content, eggplant is considered affected for people who are willing to eat less because fiber rich diet stays inside the digestive system for a longer time. Fiber is keeps GIT healthy and aids in weight loss.
  • It controls iron levels and don’t let it increase due to the presence of nasunin.
  • Eggplant makes your skin and hair healthier.

It is important to note that patients of gout should see a doctor before they eat eggplant.

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