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The wonders of eggplants

Eat your veggie is what some of us heard often from our parents because as we all know kids are hanged up when it comes to putting down their greens.

But do you know eggplants are fruits, they are botanical fruits that belong to the nightshade family and not veggie to popular belief? This is a fruit that can be cooked really flavoring your foods.

What is so amazing about eggplants is that it is a natural healer that can do wonders and benefit us in so many ways. Eggplants are our natural pharmacy that is loaded with so many vitamins.

This fruit is said to have been around for about 2000 years, now that’s a lot of years that people have grown and enjoyed eggplant being used is so many dishes.

To learn more on how to grow and harvest eggplant follow the link

Eggplants recipes

Eggplant can use in stir-fry, salads, lightly steamed, grilled, Eggplant can be backed, Roasted, Stuffed, Curried, Fried. These are a few of the many ways eggplant is prepared.

Health benefits of eggplant

1. Eggplant improves heart health.

2. Help to fight cancer.

3. Aid in preventing birth defects.

4. Makes a good brain food.

5. Can help with weight control.

6. Help to improve bone health.

7. Improves digestion.

8. Lowers bad cholesterol.

9. Help to improve blood.

10. Regulates Diabetes.

Vitamins eggplant contains

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Copper, Fiber, Potassium, Foliate, Magnesium, Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Manganese, Calcium and Phosphors.

Eggplant Fun facts

1. Eggplant is not a veggie but a fruit.

2. Eggplant belongs to the nightshade family such as tomatoes, sweet peppers, potatoes etc…

3. Eggplant is 95%.

4. China produces the most eggplant worldwide.

5. The skin of the eggplant is shiny.

6. Eggplants date back to more than 2ooo years.

7. Eggplant has a bitter taste when eaten raw.

Final word

Eggplant is a fruit that can really benefit us in so many ways so I encourage you to give this fruit a try and fill up on those most need vitamins that will do your body a whole lot of good.

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4 comments

  1. Karen Noone says:

    Well you have taught me something here. I did not know eggplant was a fruit. In the U.K we know it as an aubergine. I find it odd that we have a completely different name for the same thing. Do you know why we do?
    I will certainly be using more of them from know on. I think they are great in all of my veggie recipes.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Karen so good to hear from you and glad that I could help, the name is different because of different culture for example we call snow pea snow pea but in other countries it is know as mangetout. Hope this helps, have a good day.

  2. Dani says:

    Ok, I definitely didn’t know eggplant was one of those non-veggie veggies! It’s a fruit! Ha! I think tomatoes also fall into the nightshade category and are also consider fruits.

    My husband grows a ton of eggplant in our garden every year, but I really need some recipes to spice things up. I always make the same eggplant recipes: Parmesan or just breaded and fried and that gets kind of boring.

    After seeing all the benefits of this magical fruit, I think I need to find more ways to incorporate this into my diet.

    Great post. Thanks!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Dani it is so nice to see you and I am so happy that I could help. It is truly amazing how they are fruits and the benefits of these fruits is pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me and it is so good to see that you are taking advantage of the eggplant. All the best to you and have a wonderful day.

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