Eggplant is a typical summer vegetable, which dresses different colors depending on the variety to which it belongs: purple, black, but also white. Get the eggplant coloring pictures to print below. Happy coloring.
The undisputed queen of this season’s cuisine, the eggplant is hugely versatile, excellent for the preparation of tasty and delicious dishes, also according to regional traditions.
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Rich in beta-carotene, aubergine is a pure concentrate of minerals, especially potassium, but also magnesium and calcium.
It also contains various vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, and K), amino acids, and a fair amount of folic acid and antioxidants.
Eggplant also has a vital diuretic and purifying action, useful for the health of the urinary tract, kidneys, and liver.
Finally, it is also a low-calorie food, but be careful how you cook it: its “spongy” texture makes it absorb a lot of condiments!
The origins of the eggplant are still uncertain. The etymology of the name seems to place its origin in the war zones of southern Asia.
Probably in eastern India, but it might have also come from China, where this fruit was already cultivated in prehistoric times.
With its low caloric intake (only 18 calories per 100 grams of product) and its abundant quantity of water, mineral salts, especially potassium, phosphorus, and calcium, aubergine is excellent food.
The richness of vitamin C and many other antioxidants, especially chlorogenic acid and anthocyanins (responsible for the typical skin color of aubergine), make aubergine a vegetable very rich in properties.
Chlorogenic acid is the primary antioxidant compound present in aubergine. It is contributing to the reduction of the cholesterol level in the blood, which helps to combat oxidation by free radicals. Chlorogenic acid would also appear to be useful in combating allergies by reducing their symptoms and effects.
Among the antioxidants that eggplant is particularly rich in vitamin C. anthocyanins: vegetable pigments that are mainly concentrated in the surface layer of the product.
Among these, nasunin is particularly useful in protecting cells from damage by lipid peroxidation and in combating inflammation and oxidative stress. It is used by the body to make iron assimilable and to expel metals.