In summer, let us not ignore eggplant (brinjal)This is one of my favourite vegetables. But I have seen that many people don't take eggplants. The reasons behind the aversion of eggplants are not known to me. But this common and more or less cheap vegetable contains fibres and anti-oxidants. The unique flavour and texture of the eggplant allows itself to a variety of cooking methods. Eggplant can be roasted or grilled with a light coating of olive oil/mustard oil for an excellent main dish or side dish. It is an excellent source of dietary manganese, molybdenum and potassium. Eggplant is also rich in vitamin K, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate and niacin. Eggplant also contains chlorogenic acid which can lower bad cholesterol.
Nowadays eggplant is available throughout the year. So, let us not ignore eggplant this summer. However, the patients of hyper-thyroidism may consume this vegetable after taking advice from the physicians.