There are many different sorts of aubergines, but in this country we most often the large deep glossy purple variety and packs of ‘baby’ ones. They are soft fleshy vegetables often found in middle-eastern and Asian dishes.
Nutritional benefits: Aubergines are low in fat and calories, but a good source of fibre and B vitamins.
Quick cook’s tip:
The simplest way to enjoy aubergine is to slice it, brush with oil, then grill on both sides until the slices are soft and browning. This will take about 10 mins.
Cooking methods for aubergines:
How to slice an aubergine
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