Everyone’s collection of eggplant recipes must include a selection of dips. This picturesque veggie (fruit really) from the nightshade family is packed with nutrients like B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, copper and folate. Eggplants are high in fiber and low-cal so they fill you up without filling you out. They’re also antioxidant-rich and help lower cholesterol. Diabetics should definitely stock up on eggplant recipes for their low glycemic index — research has found that some extracts may repress a glucose-releasing enzyme by 60% for even more blood sugar regulation.