The Brinjal or aubergine eggplant, or aubergine, provides fiber and a range of nutrients. This low calorie vegetable features in the Mediterranean diet.
Many of us are most familiar with aubergine that are large and dark purple, but the shape, size, and color can vary from small and oblong to long and thin and from shades of purple to white or green.
In addition, eggplants are a source of phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help the body eliminate free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage cells if they accumulate in large amounts. Foods that contain antioxidants may help prevent a range of diseases.