Veggie Thursday - Eggplants
Happy Veggie Thursday!
It's summer time and eggplants are in season so that's what we're going to feature on this week's #veggiethursday ! Eggplants come in a range of shapes and colors. Globe eggplants are the largest and the most common; Japanese eggplants are smaller, longer, and narrower. We love a good Italian eggplant parmesan, a Chinese stuffed eggplant, and one of our favorite dishes was from a Mediterranean Cafe called Mousakkah...... and how can we forget the ever so popular eggplant dip baba ganoush?
The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, and manganese. It also contains almost no cholesterol, or saturated fat.
1. Helps improve digestion
2. Aids in managing weight
3. Reduces risk of anemia
4. Fights free radicals and prevents cancer
5. Prevents heart diseases
6. Improves bone health and prevent osteoporosis
7. Improve cognitive ability and brain health
8. Lower Bad Cholesterol Absorption
There are so many amazing vegan recipes that use eggplants, when prepared right eggplants have a texture very similar to meat so it's a great meat alternative. Give it a try and let us know how you like this nutritious and super delicious plant.
Source: Organic Facts