With a wide range of eggplant varieties to choose from, it’s no secret that they’re the perfect addition to just about any meal.
Also known as aubergines, they have a similar texture to tomatoes, making them perfect for soups, stews and even barbequing!
Although often considered a vegetable, they’re technically a fruit, as they grow from a flowering plant and contain seeds.
There are many varieties that range in size and color. And while eggplants with a deep purple skin are most common, they can be red, green or even black.
The eggplant has been an ingredient in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
In the ancient Indian system of ayurvedic medicine, practitioners used white eggplant to treat diabetes and the roots to relieve asthma.
While eggplant isn’t the most nutritious vegetable, it does give you a decent supply of potassium and fiber.
Eggplant has antioxidants like vitamins A and C, which help protect your cells against damage.
It’s also high in natural plant chemicals called polyphenols, which may help cells do a better job of processing sugar if you have diabetes.
This video will focus on the nutritional benefits of the traditional purple eggplant!
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