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Eggplant
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Other names:
Aubergine

Nutrition:
Eggplant is very low in sodium, fat and cholesterol, and contains substantial amounts of many essential nutrients. One cup of cooked eggplant has only 28 calories, and it is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Nutrients include potassium, manganese, copper, vitamins B1, B3 and B6, folate, magnesium and tryptophan (an essential amino acid).

Taste: 
The raw fruit has a somewhat disagreeable taste, but, when cooked, becomes tender and develops a rich, complex flavour and firm texture. Salting and then rinsing the sliced eggplant can also remove much of its bitterness.

Uses:
Eggplant is typically baked or fried and is especially useful culinarily owing to its ability to absorb great amounts of cooking fats, allowing for very rich dishes.

Substitutions:
Possibly zucchini.

Storage:
Store in the refrigerator and try to use within 7 days.

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