Answer: Eggplant is low in carbs and a popular addition to recipes due to its capacity to absorb fats.
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.
Serving size: 1 cup, cubes
|Net carbs||2.4 g|
|Total carbs||4.8 g|