Brinjal (Eggplant) is low in calories and carbohydrates that makes it a great food to add under your diabetic diet. Brinjal has a low glycemic index of 1 that does not increase your glucose levels. This makes it an apt diabetic food. However, questions like how much brinjal can diabetics eat daily and how is Brinjal good for diabetics are some questions this article will answer in detail.Contents:
Eggplant or Brinjal is a very nutritious vegetable that has low-calories, low-carbohydrates, and is a non starchy food. It has a low glycemic index (GI) of about 15 that works wonders for diabetics. Foods with low glycemic index do not increase glucose levels and are slowly absorbed.
100 grams of brinjal contains the following nutrition:
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Calcium: 9 mg
Iron: 0.23 mg
Magnesium: 14 mg
Phosphorus: 24 mg
Potassium: 229 mg
Folate: 22 mg
Vitamin A: 23 IUs
Vitamin C: 2.2 mg
Vitamin K: 3.5 mg
Brinjals are packed with nutrients, contain a large number of vitamins, minerals, are rich in soluble fibers, and have low calories and fats. It also has a small number of other nutrients such as niacin, manganese, and copper.
Brinjal is rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates. So, it can easily digest and be absorbed by the stomach. You can eat brinjal bacon for breakfast, brinjal curry for lunch, you can also have grilled brinjal as a snack, and roasted or grilled brinjal soup for dinner. You can eat anytime; it all depends on your choice. Diabetics can have 100 grams (1 cup) of brinjal everyday.
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