Eggplant has a unique range of health benefits, including an ability to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, reduce symptoms of anemia, increase cognitive function, improve cardiovascular health, protect the digestive system, help lose weight, manage diabetes, reduce stress, protect infants from birth defects, and even prevent cancer. Eggplant is a native to the Indian subcontinent, but is now found throughout the world in a number of different cultural cuisines.
The health benefits of Eggplant are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplant is a rich source of vitamin C, K, B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese. It contains almost no cholesterol or saturated fat.