Aubergine vs Eggplant
You may have heard the word aubergine or the word eggplant in different parts of the world. The word eggplant is very widely used in American English. Almost all native speakers of American English would understand what an eggplant is. It is a dark purple fruit that is typically used in cooking. It got its name from its shape, which looks like an egg, thus making it an eggplant. But not all people in different parts of the world know about the word eggplant. They may have eggplants in their place but they never named them eggplants.
Health Benefits of Eggplant
- The skin of eggplant contains a phytonutrient that helps protect the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes.
- Eggplant is a rich source of phenolic compounds an antioxidant that can help prevent cancer, cholesterol build-up and bacterial and viral infection.
- Eggplant has a high fiber content which can prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and colitis.
- Eggplant is naturally low in calories and has no fat. A cup has only 38 calories.
- Lowers cholesterol by preventing its absorption in the intestines.
- Eggplant can help in cases of stomach ulcers
- It can help in various nervous conditions.
- Eggplant contains a large amount of water. It is good for balancing diets that are heavy in protein and starches.