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The benefits of aubergines

by Carmine Rizzo 27 Oct 2022
Aubergines are one of the most versatile vegetables around. They can be cooked, boiled, fried or eaten raw in salads. There are also several health benefits to adding aubergines to your diet. Aubergines provide a lot of fibre. Aubergines are healthy because they have vitamins A, C, Mg and K.

Aubergines also contain many phytonutrients and antioxidants. Aubergines have many flavonoids. Flavonoids are good for your cells. There are flavanoids in aubergines that protect your cells from pollution and cigarette smoke. In addition, aubergines have carotenoids that are important for eye health and brain function.

Aubergines are plants that can be eaten. They can make your food tastier. There are many different types of aubergines. Vegetarians and vegans like them because they have protein and are also cheap.

It seems that the aubergine, a purple vegetable, came from India. The Arabs brought the aubergine to the Middle East and later it was introduced to Europe. It was only in the 15th century that it was brought to Europe.

Curiosity about the name: aubergine. In Arabic it was called 'badinjian'. But the word was changed to 'melo-badinjian' in medieval times and then to 'aubergine'. It comes from Latin and means 'unhealthy apple' People thought it made them feel sick or ill.

Aubergines in oil serve as an appetiser, but can also be combined on flatbreads, with Greek and grilled salads or in a pasta dish.
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