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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Choose eggplants that are heavy for their size and without cracks or discolorations. 

Varieties to Explore
Chinese Eggplant 

Nutrient Content Claims
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of copper 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Eggplant is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Eggplant is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Eggplant is sodium free. 
  • Eggplant, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Eggplant contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol. 

STORE

Store eggplants in the refrigerator crisper drawer. Use within 5-7 days.

SERVE

How to Use Eggplant as a Meat Alternative  

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Eggplant  

Check out our eggplant recipes! 

SAVOR

Presence In Ethnic Foods  
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean / South East Asia   
(Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Cuban,   
Puerto Rican / Latino / Indian, Pakistani / Mediterranean 

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Eggplant has taken the stage! Learn how to use eggplant as a meat alternative: http://ow.ly/QyeC0 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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Watch chef Andrew Dole, RD cook a FODMAP Friendly Spicy Eggplant recipe + 4 ways to serve spicy eggplant: http://ow.ly/WbP7s @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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