Aubergine An Integral Part Of The Mediterranean Diet

Aubergine - also known as eggplant
Aubergine – also known as eggplant

Aubergine commonly known as eggplant is actually a fruit but used as a vegetable. Grown all over the world it is native to South-East Asia. This vegetable is full of vitamins, minerals as well as dietary fiber. Aubergine is part of the nightshade species and related to tomato and potato.

We take a look at the benefits of consuming eggplant

Excellent source of dietary fiber

Aubergine is an excellent source of rich dietary fiber. This enhances the regular and smooth bowel movements in the body.

Enhances heart health

The consumption of the vegetable enables you to have a stronger heart as it nourishes the cell membrane and cells that enhances the heart’s as well as the brain’s functions.

Ideal for clear skin

One can get beautiful and smooth skin by consuming this edible fruit. The vegetable is rich in antioxidants which nourishes the skin. This is due to the “Nasunin” found in the skin of the eggplant.

High content of Antioxidants

The fruit is rich in antioxidants that protect the fats in the body. It helps the body in digesting the nutrients and letting the wastes out.

Weight Management

Aubergine is a good appetizer. It is a filling snack when you go on a weight loss regimen. Consumption in various forms will help you to attain your target.

Try out this healthy recipe.

Eggplant salad with herbs

Ingredients

  • Aubergine – 1kg
  • Olive Oil – 100ml
  • Red wine vinegar – 5tbsps
  • Sugar – 1tbsp
  • Garlic – 4 cloves thinly sliced
  • Mint – One bunch roughly chopped
  • Parsley – One bunch roughly chopped

Method

Slice the aubergine into rounds and brush with olive oil. Grill them till brown on both sides.