Health benefits of an Eggplant

By: Sheldon Lineberry

Facts about the Eggplant

Eggplants are known as aubergines in other parts of the world. India is said to be the native country for this strange- looking fruit. There are several different types of Eggplant in the world including one that is small and white, and looks a lot like an egg. Another is long and skinny like a bean. The "Toga" variety is yellow and orange with green stripes.

Nutritional Facts

It has 20 calories, 2 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

Different types of Eggplants

Health Benefits

It decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease, and increased energy and overall lower weight. Also decreases blood cholesterol. Has anti- cancer effects.