Is Eggplant Keto Friendly?

Answer: Eggplant is low in carbs and a popular addition to recipes due to its capacity to absorb fats.

Keto Meter: 4

By itself, the eggplant is unexciting. It has a bitter taste and has few macronutrients. A 1 cup serving contains only 2.4 g of net carbs, but provides almost zero fat and only 0.8 g of protein.

However, the eggplant comes to life in the pan. Perhaps the eggplant's best quality is its ability to absorb oils and other fats during cooking. Thus, eggplants are a very popular ingredient in keto recipes. Eggplants also contain nasunin, an antioxidant that prevents free radicals from damaging brain cells.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup, cubes

Net carbs2.4 g
Fat0.1 g
Protein0.8 g
Total carbs4.8 g
Fiber2.5 g

Source: USDA

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