Eggplant is a flowering vegetable and native to India.
Ranging in color from rich purple to white and varying in length from 2 to 12 inches, these giant berries are a member of the Nightshade family, which also includes tomaotes and potatoes.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=933
Choose an eggplant with firm, smooth-skin that`s heavy for its size. Avoid those with soft or brown spots. Becasue eggplants become bitter with age, they should be stored in a cool, dry place and used within a day or two of purchase.
Serving size: 1 cup(s)
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4 : 1