Thursday, December 13, 2007

No.5: Eggplant

The popular eggplant is also known as aubergine, garden egg, or brinjal!

Eggplant Fun Facts:
1) Eggplants are either white, green, yellowish, purple, or purple-black.

2) Europeans used to believe eggplants caused insanity, and called it the Mad Apple.

3) The raw fruit may have a bitter taste, but develops a rich, complex flavor when cooked.

4) Use a stainless-steel knife to cut it, since carbon-steel utensils can cause discolouration and a bitter aftertaste.

5) Eggplant is richer in nicotine than any other edible plant, with 100ng/g (or 0.01mg/100g). The amount of nicotine from eggplant is negligible compared to passive smoking.

Reference: Wikipedia, Delicious Organics, Fresh1

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