This should not come as much of a surprise, because the veggies are deep-fried after all. But in case you needed to someone to reinforce this message, here goes: Vegetables are only as healthy as you make them.
Deep-frying food amps up the fat – especially the saturated kind – significantly. Coating veggies in batter is like wrapping a thick oil-soaked sponge around them. So much fat! That’s why they taste so good.
For the record, two small 22-gram pieces of eggplant tempura contain 118 calories and 10 grams fat (of which 4.5 grams are saturated).
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