Either you love eggplant or you hate it. I just happen to be in the club that loves eggplant and serve it often. Many know eggplant as a large purple plant, but the plant can also be white.
Eggplant also comes in many shapes, round and plump, large and small long and short. Also new to me a small thin plant that is sweeter from any other eggplant that I ever tasted.
Eggplant is a species of the nightshade family as are tomatoes, peppers and potatoes and contain the many nutrients as those vegetables do. Eggplant is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper. Also a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, potassium. folate and Vitamin K. Nutritional profiles list over 80 nutrients . Also eggplant is low on the Glycemic Index-the rate which sugar is released.