Eggplant is a vegetable with many names, often called aubergine, garden egg or brinjal. It is an egg shaped vegetable with dark purple skin and rich in fiber. Although it’s well known for the color, eggplant comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. Eggplants are a staple in the Mediterranean diet and can be used in various cooking styles. Eggplants are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, and anthocyanins
While roasting is a common method in the Middle Eastern cookbook, it can also be fried, mashed and baked. Family favorites are baba ganoush and moussaka!