Nutrition for Eggplant

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Eggplant Nutrition Summary

One eggplant (458 grams or 1 lb) contains 115 calories and 4.5 grams of protein. Eggplant consist of 92% water, 6% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and less than 1% of fat.

Eggplant is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium, potassium and Vitamin B6. It also contains significant amounts of carbohydrates, Vitamin C, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, phosphorus, copper and manganese.

In one eggplant:

  • Calories: 115
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Sugar: 16.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 13.7 g
  • Fat: 0.8 g, (Saturated: 0.2 g)
  • Sodium: 9.2 mg
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol in eggplant.

See the Eggplant Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Eggplant, raw.

Calories in Eggplant

Eggplant has 115 calories per eggplant or 25 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

81% of calories in eggplant are from carbohydrates, 14% of calories are from protein and 5% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 81% of the calories in eggplant are from carbohydrates. The carbs in eggplant are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (46% and 54%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single eggplant contains 55% of recommended daily values or 13.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 13.7 g
  • Sugar: 16.2 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in eggplant.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 5% the calories in Eggplant are from fat. Eggplant is very low in total fat, with 0.8 grams per eggplant. Most of the fat in eggplant are healthier unsaturated fats.

Eggplant is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 0.8 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol or trans fat in eggplant.

Omega-6 in Eggplant

A source of omega-6 fatty acids, every eggplant of eggplant contains a total of 0.3 grams of omega-6. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.29 g

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Protein in Eggplant

A great source of protein, a single eggplant contains 9% of recommended daily values or 4.5 grams of protein. However, the protein in eggplant is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, eggplant is low in methionine.

  • Protein: 4.49 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.04 g
  • Threonine: 0.17 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.21 g
  • Leucine: 0.29 g
  • Lysine: 0.22 g
  • Methionine: 0.05 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.2 g
  • Valine: 0.24 g
  • Histidine: 0.11 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Eggplant

An good source of many nutrients, eggplant contains abundant amounts of calcium, potassium and Vitamin B6. In fact, a single eggplant contains 46% of recommended daily values or 1048.8 milligrams of potassium. Also an excellent source of calcium, a single eggplant contains 4% of recommended daily values or 41.2 milligrams of calcium.

Vitamins in eggplant (1 eggplant):
  • Vitamin a: 4.6 ug
  • Thiamin: 0.2 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.2 mg
  • Niacin: 3 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin c: 10.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: 1.4 mg
  • Folate: 100.8 ug
  • Vitamin k: 16 ug
Minerals in eggplant (1 eggplant):
  • Calcium: 41.2 mg
  • Potassium: 1048.8 mg
  • Iron: 1.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 64.1 mg
  • Zinc: 0.7 mg
  • Selenium: 1.4 ug
  • Phosphorus: 109.9 mg
  • Copper: 0.4 mg
  • Manganese: 1.1 mg
  • Choline: 31.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in eggplant.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Eggplant [3]

Eggplant contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin. In one eggplant:

  • beta-carotene: 64 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 165 ug

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Eggplant in Cooking

Eggplant is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two eggplants.

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