The summerlunch+ spotlight on: EGGPLANTS!

In the garden:

  • Eggplants come in white, green, and various shades of purple, and can be long and skinny, or short and round.
  • The stem and leaves of eggplants may have small, sharp thorns. Be careful when handling eggplants in the garden.

On your plate:

  • Eggplants are a source of Fibre, which helps to keep your digestive system healthy and regular!
  • The phytochemicals that give eggplant their purple colour may help prevent certain cancers and heart disease.
  • Steam, roast, grill, or use eggplants in a stew or curry.

Fun fact:

“Vegetable or fruit?”:

Although many people use eggplants as a vegetable, eggplants are actually a fruit (this means is comes from the flower of the plant)!

maria pineros