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Eggplant, raw

Common Name: Eggplant

Eggplant is a semitropical/tropical plant originating in Asia and India. Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae (tomato) family and is related to tomato, pepper, and Irish potato. Traders from the East brought seed westward about 1,500 years ago. The name eggplant likely originated from an early form of eggplant that produced white, egg-shaped fruits. Before it gained in culinary popularity, eggplant was also termed “mala insana,” which translates to “mad apple,” owing to the belief that eating eggplant would lead to madness. By the 1860s, seed catalogues in the United States listed several varieties of eggplants.

Nutritionally, eggplant is not a significant source of vitamins or minerals; however, there are only 25 calories per 100 grams of raw eggplant and 19 calories per 100 grams of cooked eggplant.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup, cubes.
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Other serving sizes: 1 cup, 1 eggplant, peeled (yield from 1.25 lb), 1 eggplant, peeled (yield from 1-1/4 lb), 1 eggplant, unpeeled (approx 1-1/4 lb), 1 ounce, 100g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 25
Calories From Fat (6%) 1.51
Calories From Protein (10%) 2.4
Calories From Carbohydrates (84%) 21.08
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.18g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.03g <1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.08g
Trans Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg <1%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5.88g 2%
Fiber 3g 12%
Sugar 3.53g
Sugar Alcohols g
Net Carbohydrates g
Protein 0.98g 2%
Vitamin A 23IU <1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4%
Calcium 9mg <1%
Iron 0.23mg 1%
Vitamin E 0.3mg 3%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.04mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.04mg 2%
Niacin 0.65mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 4%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.28mg 3%
Vitamin K 3.5mcg 4%
Phosphorus 24mg 2%
Magnesium 14mg 4%
Zinc 0.16mg 1%
Copper 0.08mg 4%
Manganese 0.23mg 12%
Selenium 0.3mcg <1%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 92.3g 0%