Eggplant or aubergine is another veggie that is high in fiber and water content, but low in kilo-calories. Always cook it first by baking or grilled with little or no added oils as it has bitter small pits. The plant species is believed to have originated in India, where it continues to grow wild.[ It has been cultivated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory.
The first known written record of the plant is found in Qimin Yaoshu, an ancient Chinese agricultural treatise completed in 544. Great addition to any salad, sandwich or main course. 100 grams or 3.5 ounces of eggplant is about 25 kilo-calories.