To avoid discolouration, it is best to cut an aubergine just before cooking. Aubergines soak up oil like a sponge and salting prior to frying helps reduce that.
Aubergines are packed full of vitamins (B1 & B6), potassium, copper, magnesium and manganese as well as dietary fibre with the potential of reducing cholesterols levels as well as managing weight. Aubergines are a great choice for salads and stews.
A typical 100g raw portion of aubergine contains 2.2g carbohydrate, 0.4g fat, 2.7g fibre, 0.9g protein and all for a low 15 calories.