3 things you probably didn't know about eggplant

3 things you probably didn't know about eggplant (recipe included)

Eggplant is an amazing ingredient to use in stews, roasts and healthy snacks. We list 3 things that you may not know about eggplant. 

This vegetable originally comes from India. It is one of the healthiest foods in the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest diets in the world. 

1. Eggplant skin has the highest nutrient content

The surface layer of eggplants contain a phytonutrient called nasunin, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair cell damage. Its beneficial effects on brain cells have also been demonstrated.

2. They are ideal for weight loss

The large amount of water and fiber that eggplants contain allows us to eat more generous portions without worrying about gaining weight. Eggplants provide a feeling of satiety to the body.

3. It should not be eaten raw or unripe

Eggplant contains a toxic alkaloid, solanine, which is present in the green or unripe sections of this vegetable during its growth. Solanine disappears with heat, so there is no risk of ingestion if the eggplant is ripe and perfectly cooked.

Try this delicious eggplant and tomato snack:

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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