This is a valuable vegetable that you can use for a wide range of reasons. It is low in calories, high in fiber and mineral content, and the dark outer layer of the vegetable helps to add much needed roughage to your intestine. A typical one cup serving of eggplant, which is usual in a stir fry meal, contains about five grams of fiber to help ease the bad cholesterol out of your system. Consider having a light stir fry that uses eggplant in addition to other cholesterol lowering foods to help lower your cholesterol risk. Be aware of adding butter and too much oil when cooking as this can cause the fats from the oils to harden and change their structure.