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chinese eggplant with garlic sauce

25 mins

4 persons

Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce, or "fish fragrant eggplant" (yuxiang qiezi) is a familiar dish in many American Chinese restaurants and buffets but it's also a dish with many authentic variations in China

Ingredients

Bean sprouts, paste, douban la jiang 1 tablespoon
Sesame oil 1 teaspoon
Soy sauce (tamari) 1 tablespoon
Sugar 2 teaspoons
Table wine 1 tablespoon
Fish sauce 1 teaspoon
Eggplant 3 cups
Green onions, cut into 2- lengths 2 inches
Olive oil 3 tablespoons
Pork, ground chicken or ground turkey can also be substituted 4 ounces
Ginger, julienned 2 slices
Red hot chili pepper, dried 10
Garlic, finely minced 4 cloves
Table wine 1 tablespoon
NUTRITION INFO [per Serving]
Calories
314KCal
15%
It provides 314KCal equal to about 15% of DV

A calorie is a unit of energy. The number of calories foods contain tells us how much potential energy they posses.
The human body needs calories (energy) to survive, without energy our cells would die, our hearts and lungs would stop, and we would perish. We acquire this energy from food and drink.

Protein
10g
13%
It provides 10g equal to about 13% of DV

Most all the parts of our bodies are made from protein: hair, skin, blood, organs, and muscles. It is needed for cells to grow. It also repairs or replaces healthy cells and tissues. Protein in food gives us calories - 4 calories in one gram. If we do not get enough calories from fat and carbohydrates we may use protein for energy.

Water
244g
24%
It provides 244g equal to about 24% of DV

Water serves as a solvent for nutrients and delivers nutrients to cells, while it also helps the body eliminate waste products from the cells. Both the spaces between cells (intercellular spaces) and the spaces inside cells (intracellular spaces) are filled with water. Water lubricates joints and acts as shock absorbers inside the eyes and spinal cord. Amniotic fluid, which is largely water, protects the fetus from bumps and knocks.

Calcium
120mg
11%
It provides 120mg equal to about 11% of DV

Calcium is a mineral that is important for building strong bones and teeth. Almost all of the calcium we use in our bodies is for building strong bones. A very small amount is needed to help our heart, nerves and muscles work.

Carbohydrate
31g
10%
It provides 31g equal to about 10% of DV

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. There are three different kinds of carbohydrates. They include starch, sugar, and fiber. Starch is made from chains of small sugars. When these chains are broken down during digestion, we get energy. We get 4 calories from each gram of starch (or sugar).

Fiber
7g
27%
It provides 7g equal to about 27% of DV

Fiber is one kind of carbohydrate. It's the part of plant foods that our bodies do not break down during digestion. Because fiber isn't digested, it doesn't give us calories.
Fiber is important for keeping the digestive tract working smoothly. Since we do not digest it, the fiber in food passes into the intestine and absorbs water. The undigested fiber creates "bulk" so the muscles in the intestine can push waste out of the body.

Iron
2mg
9%
It provides 2mg equal to about 9% of DV

Iron is a mineral that is an important part of our red blood cells. It is needed to carry oxygen from our lungs to our cells, muscles and organs.

Magnesium
50mg
12%
It provides 50mg equal to about 12% of DV

Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body. It's required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione.

Sugars
10g
11%
It provides 10g equal to about 11% of DV

Sugars are carbohydrates that provide the body with energy, our body’s fuel. Sugars occur naturally in fruit, vegetables and dairy foods and are added to foods for flavour, texture and colour.

Salt
580mg
24%
It provides 580mg equal to about 24% of DV

Sodium is important for keeping a balance in pressure between the inside and outside of our cells. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure may increase the risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

Phosphorus
172mg
17%
It provides 172mg equal to about 17% of DV

Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of a person's total body weight.
The main function of phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.

Potassium
756mg
21%
It provides 756mg equal to about 21% of DV

Potassium is a mineral found in varying amounts in almost all foods. Diets high in potassium are associated with improved blood pressure control.

Fat
18g
19%
It provides 18g equal to about 19% of DV

Fat is a nutrient that is an important source of calories. One gram of fat supplies 9 calories - more than twice the amount we get from carbohydrates or protein. Fat also is needed to carry and store essential fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A and D.

Saturated Fat
4g
18%
It provides 4g equal to about 18% of DV

This is a type of fat that comes mainly from animal sources of food, such as red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Zinc
2mg
10%
It provides 2mg equal to about 10% of DV

Zinc is a mineral that your body needs to be healthy. Zinc strengthens your immune system and helps in normal growth and development at all ages.

Vitamin C
23mg
38%
It provides 23mg equal to about 38% of DV

Vitamin C helps form a cement-like material between our cells. We need vitamin C to heal cuts, wounds, and burns. When we don't get enough vitamin C the "cement" between cells loses its strength and can cause us to bleed easily. It may show up as bleeding gums or bruises.

Thiamin
342µg
22%
It provides 342µg equal to about 22% of DV

Thiamin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Another name for thiamin is vitamin B1. Thiamin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy it gets from food.

Riboflavin
190µg
11%
It provides 190µg equal to about 11% of DV

Riboflavin is one of a group of vitamins called "B vitamins." Another name for riboflavin is vitamin B2. Riboflavin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It also helps the body to use protein in food to build new cells and tissues.

Niacin
3mg
15%
It provides 3mg equal to about 15% of DV

Niacin is one of a group of vitamins called the "B vitamins." Niacin works with other B vitamins to help your body use the energy you get from food. It is also important to help use protein from the diet to build new cells and tissues.

Vitamin B6
882µg
44%
It provides 882µg equal to about 44% of DV

Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine. It is involved in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the formation of myelin, a protein layer that forms around nerve cells.

Folate
52µg
12%
It provides 52µg equal to about 12% of DV

Folic acid is important for making blood and building cells. It is also called folate or folacin. Folic acid is found in many food groups in the Food Guide Pyramid.
The need for folic acid increases during pregnancy because the fetus is constantly growing.

Vitamin B12
0µg
4%
It provides 0µg equal to about 4% of DV

Vitamin B12 makes healthy blood cells and helps keep our nerves working properly.

Vitamin A
27µg
3%
It provides 27µg equal to about 3% of DV

Vitamin A keeps your skin smooth and the linings of your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, and intestines healthy. Vitamin A is also needed for healthy eyes. It forms the part of the eye that helps you to see in dim light. People who do not get enough vitamin A may have a hard time seeing at night.

Vitamin E
2mg
21%
It provides 2mg equal to about 21% of DV

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant whose main job in the body is to protect against cell damage. Vitamin E may also play a role in maintaining a healthy immune system and protecting against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Vitamin D
0µg
7%
It provides 0µg equal to about 7% of DV

Vitamin D helps ensure that the body absorbs and retains calcium and phosphorus, both critical for building bone.

Vitamin K
34µg
42%
It provides 34µg equal to about 42% of DV

Vitamin K helps with many important functions in your body. Vitamin K helps your body heal wounds, maintain your blood vessels and keep your bones healthy. Vitamin K may also help in preventing fractures (broken bones), especially in women after menopause.

Fatty acids Monounsaturated
11g
26%
It provides 11g equal to about 26% of DV

This is a type of fat found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Fatty acids Polyunsaturated
2g
16%
It provides 2g equal to about 16% of DV

This is a type of fat found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

Trans fats
0mg
0%
It provides 0mg equal to about 0% of DV

This is a type of fat that occurs naturally in some foods in small amounts. But most trans fats are made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation.

Cholesterol
17mg
5%
It provides 17mg equal to about 5% of DV

Cholesterol is needed by our bodies for our cells, nerves and brain. It is also important in forming hormones and enzymes.

Caffeine
0mg
0%
It provides 0mg equal to about 0% of DV

Caffeine is best known for its stimulant, or "wake-up," effect. Once a person consumes caffeine, it is readily absorbed by the body and carried around in the bloodstream, where its level peaks about one hour after consumption. Caffeine mildly stimulates the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

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