It may be kinky, but we love it when you talk dark stuff—Eggplant, why do we love thee? Is it for thy phytonutrients? Thy low calories, or thy trace nutrients?
Aubergines are in the nightshade family, as are bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, and is technically a berry. It is a main ingredient of babaganoush, moussaka, and ratatouille.
It contains phenolic antioxidants and has been shown to have anti-mutageic, antioxidant, and anticholesterol properties. Lab rats have had their LDL cholesterol seriously lowered and their arteries buffed and polished, with repairs to arterial walls and the works, just by eating eggplants.