Curious to know how many carbs in Eggplant or if eggplant is keto? You are in the right place. This easy guide will answer those questions and Also share some delicious mouth watering recipes that use this vegetable. It will also talk about the net carbs in Eggplant. To learn how to calculate net carbs in any food, Be sure to read this guide on how to calculate net carbs which includes a free net carbs calculator.
What is Eggplant?
Eggplant also known as aurbegine is a purple plant that belongs to the nightshade family just like tomatoes and potatoes. Eggplants are used in a variety of recipes around the world.
Like Avocados, eggplants are actually fruits that are classified as berries and not vegetables. I bet you didn’t know that. (I didn’t as well)
They are a part of a groups of fruits that are used as vegetables. Others fruits that are actually vegetables include tomatoes, bell peppers, pumpkin and Cucumbers
Is Eggplant Keto?
Eggplant is used in a variety of yummy recipe so it’s only natural for you to be curious to know if you are self sabotaging your low carb journey by indulging.
Good news, Eggplant in itself is Keto. However, not all eggplant recipes will fall into your macros but with little adjustment of ingredients you can easily adapt any recipe to suite your low carb needs and then you can enjoy eggplant on keto.
Eggplant Varieties + Chart
There are quite a number of eggplant varieties. I would some of them below.
- African garden egg
- Bianca Eggplant
- Chinese Brown Mauve
- Graffiti Eggplant
- Indian Variety
- Italian Variety
- Japanese white
How many Carbs in Eggplant
Since amount of carbs in a recipe is important when living a low carb lifestyle, I will not only share the Total carbs in eggplant but will also share the net carbs in Eggplant to help you put it all in perspective.
100g of Eggplant (raw) has about 6g of carbs. It is important to note the amount of carbs per cup of eggplant when cooked differs from the amount when it’s uncooked. It’s actually higher when cooked and here’s why.
Eggplant shrinks when cooked, therefore more fits into a cup than when it’s raw. Therefore the amount of carbs in a cup will increase since cup now contains more. In this case 100g of Eggplant (Cooked) has a total carbohydrate of 9g
Net carbs in Eggplant
I have a handy guide on how to calculate net carbs which also walks you through how to read nutritional labels. At the bottom of that guide is a net carbs calculator. You can bookmark that page for whenever you need a handy net carb calculator.
Back to topic. The net carbs in Eggplant is the difference between its Total carbs and it’s fiber all in grams. Therefore 100g of eggplants (raw) is 2.3g while cooked is 6.5g.
Keto Eggplant Recipes
- Microwave Eggplant Amala
- Keto Ratatouille
- Low carb Eggplant Parmesan
- Eggplant fritters
- Vegan Eggplant Bacon
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