Is eggplant good for kidneys?

Is eggplant good for kidneys?

Yes, eggplant is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that are beneficial to people with kidney disease.

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Is eggplant high in oxalates?

Eggplant contains approximately 54mg of soluble oxalate per 100g portion, so this vegetable is somewhat high in oxalates. (Source)

Is eggplant high in potassium?

One half cup of raw eggplant contains 94mg of potassium and a half cup of cooked eggplant contains 177mg of potassium, making it a low potassium vegetable.

Is eggplant high in phosphorus?

No. One half cup of eggplant contains about 10-19mg of phosphorus depending on whether it is raw or cooked. The phosphorus found in eggplant is natural and poorly absorbed by the body, so it is considered a low phosphorus food.

What are the benefits of eggplant?

  • Eggplant contain vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables are considered to have protective effects against many chronic diseases.
  • Eggplant are also a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health as well as helping the body maintain potassium levels.
  • Research shows that a low intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney failure in people with kidney disease (as well as those who don’t have kidney disease.

Healthy ways to eat eggplant

  • Slice into thick rounds or strips, brush will olive oil and grill.
  • Cut into small cubes, toss with olive oil, and roast in the oven.
  • Add roasted cubes to salads or grain bowls.
  • Blend grilled or roasted eggplant into a dip
  • Use eggplant as a substitute for lasagna noodles

High and Low Potassium Fruit and Vegetable Tool

Looking for more information on other kidney friendly fruits and vegetables? Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Potassium Tool.

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