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    Eggplant (Brinjal) nutrition facts

    Eggplant or Brinjal, is a very low calorie vegetable and has healthy nutrition profile; good news for weight watchers! The veggie is popularly known as aubergine in the western world.

    Botanically, aubergine belongs to Solanaceae family and named as Solanum melongena. This perennial plant is native to Indian subcontinent and now grown in many tropical and semitropical regions.

    Several varieties of aubergines grown all around the world. They vary greatly in size, shape, and color depending upon the cultivar type. Generally, aubergines fall into two broad categories, either oval shaped, or thin and elongated.

    The plant reaches about 3-4 feet tall in quick time and bears many bright fruits. Each fruit has smooth, glossy skin. Internally, it features off-white color pulp with numerous centrally arranged small, soft seeds. Fruits are generally harvested when they reach maturity but just short of full stage ripeness.

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