By Kat Gal
Did you know that the plant known as aubergine in England is what we Americans call eggplant? Pretty wild how not only the pronunciation of English words but the actual words themselves can change depending on the country you’re in.
But let’s drop grammar – time to jump into nutrition!
There are a variety of eggplant types and colors. The most common ones found in the U.S. are:
Eggplants have numerous health benefits:
1. Eggplants are high in iron, calcium and other minerals that are essential to your body.
2. They contain essential phytonutrients that help to improve blood circulation.
3. They provide necessary fiber, protecting your digestive tract and may prevent colon cancer.
4. They are low in calories with only 35 calories per cup. Yet, their high fiber content will keep you feeling full.
5. Eggplants can lower bad cholesterol.
6. They are high in bioflavonoids, which control high blood pressure and relieve stress.
7. Eggplants may prevent blood clots when consumed regularly due to their vitamin K content.
8. Eggplants help with managing diabetes due to their low soluble carbohydrate and high fiber content.
9. Eggplants are great grilled, baked, roasted and stewed, as well as in the popular eggplant parmigiana.
To put a twist to eggplants, I want to introduce you to this delicious roasted eggplant spread you will fall in LOVE with – you won’t be able to stop eating it!
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