Eggplants are raked in the top 10 vegetables in terms of their ability to absorb free radicals. This means they are awesome at protecting DNA and preventing tumor growth/spread of cancer cells. These antioxidants in the eggplant skin also protect the brain, facilitating nutrients "in" and waste "out" of the brain cells. This allows for decreased inflammation and increased blood flow to the brain which improved memory. They contain scopoletin which is a compound that regulates serotonin levels, the feel good neurotransmitter, which can reduce anxiety and depression by mood boosting. They are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. About 90% of the eggplant is water, so they are extremely low calorie vegetables. Lastly, eggplants contain niacin which is known for helping prevent acne and other skin conditions.