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Interesting Facts About Eggplant

Maya Pillai Nov 19, 2020
A teardrop shaped glossy fruit, called the eggplant is an edible fruit and grown worldwide. The most common variety is purple in color. Test your knowledge about eggplants in this quiz.
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In mid-18th century, Europeans named this fruit as eggplant because the size and shape resembled that of goose eggs.
Funny Fact
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From planting to harvest, it takes 100 to 150 days. After transplanting the sapling, it takes 60 days for the fruits to gain full size before harvesting.
Informational Fact
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Eggplants have only 0.24 mg of iron. However, if you add them to your diet at least 4 or 5 days a week, they may help prevent anemia.
Interesting Info
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Aristocratic women used eggplant skin to make a black dye to stain their teeth.
A Quirky Fact
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Egg plant keeps your body hydrated as it is high in water content.
Health Fact
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Moussaka is a layered casserole type of dish, that usually contains sauteed eggplant slices, minced meat, peppers, onions and tomatoes.
Food Fact
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Italians called this fruit ‘mana isala’, also known as 'crazy apple' in English. This is because in ancient times it was believed that eating eggplant caused madness.
Interesting Fact
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When you press your finger on the eggplant and if the finger impressions disappears quickly, the fruit is fresh. Else, it is a couple of days old.
Interesting Skill
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Ratatouille is a vegetable stew where each vegetable is sauteed separately before layering. Eggplant is used along with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes. The dish has origins in Provence, France.
Cooking Fact
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Eggplant is boiled or sauteed in olive oil and served with raw tomatoes. Zaalouk is served as a side dish along with bread.
Travel to Taste
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Eggplant is rich in fiber. Fiber help reduce blood sugar by slowing digestion rate and absorption of sugar. Slower absorption means blood sugar levels are steady.
Health Fact
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Phytonutrients in eggplants have known to improve mental health. These nutrients help boost memory by stimulating neural pathways.
Brain Fact
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