Inspirational Aubergine Madness !!!
The time has come to find all the facts you may ever need around the existence of the most radical of fruits... the Aubergine! How radical is all of that ??
Did you know the aubergine is a fruit. Botanically considered as a berry, but is always prepared and regarded as a vegetable...
The aubergine plant originally comes from Myanmar and come in a range of colours like white, lavender, green or red-stripes that can be elongated, rounded or pea-shaped.
The word "aubergine" goes all the way back to the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. The aubergine is believed to have originated in India, where it is considered to be the King of 'Vegetables'.
The aubergine belongs to the tomato and potato family, called nightshades and should not be eaten raw as they'll give you stomach problems!
The aubergine consists of 95% water and 50% of the volume is air! they can help keep your skin hydrated and your hair healthy.
Did you know that an aubergine contains nicotine? But you would have to eat 9 kilos of aubergines to get the same amount of nicotine as in one cigarette.
The flowers and leaves of an aubergine can be poisonous if eaten in large quantities as they do have solanine in them...
Aubergines used to have a bad reputation because of its bitter taste, causing people to believe its consumption would lead to cancer and leprosy. In 13th century Italian traditional folklore, it’s said that they can cause insanity.
People who are atopic are more likely to have a reaction to eggplant, which may be because eggplant is high in histamines.
Japan even has a proverb about eggplant: "The happiest omen for a New Year is first Mount Fuji, then the falcon, and lastly eggplant." This may seem odd, but the Japanese love their homophones. The word for eggplant is similar to the word for “to accomplish” or “to fulfil.”