These glossy purple vegetables are in season until the end of October, and are harvested as late as mid-November. Actually considered fruits, these vegetables are stock full of nutrients. They contain nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and copper. Eggplant also plenty has dietary fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. Another way in which dietary fiber is helpful, is that it is energy-dense, meaning that it has less calories per gram than other foods. This makes it incredibly filling, helpful in maintaining a healthy weight.
There are many delicious recipes made with eggplant, as it is a good vegetarian option. The options for this vegetable are nearly endless.
Classic Eggplant Parmesan:
Curried Eggplant with Chickpeas: