eggplant - no egg inside

You won’t fool a chicken with this veggie, as it’s obviously more plant than egg. A purple, pendulum shaped object. Its name was probably derived from old white and yellow varieties, which sort of looked like large Ostrich eggs. Anyway, if you can’t make an egg out of it, you may also call it aubergine, melanzane or brinjal.


According to ancient tales, women in the 5th century in China made a black dye from eggplants to stain their teeth. After polishing, their teeth would shine like silver. Still they don’t call it Shiny Tooth Plant over there.


Since eggplants don’t grow a label, here are some nutritional highlights: they’re a good source of fiber, different B-vitamins and manganese. There are lots of vitamins and minerals in the skin; so don’t peel your eggplant. Oh yes, and like most vegetables they hardly contain any calories.


Eggplants can be grilled, roasted, fried, baked or stewed. They’re excellent in a ratatouille with tomatoes, red onions, garlic, rosemary and raisins. It makes a lovely family meal when served with some whole grain pasta, couscous or quinoa. Don’t forget to try Shovel Stack.

VEGGI RIDER says: no egg inside

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