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Where do they come from?

The eggplants are a perennial plant in botanology and are categorized as fruits. It is thought that they come from India and then moved on to China.

When should they be planted?

Spring is the ideal period to cultivate eggplants. It needs heat and the perfect time to enjoy it is during the summer months.


The plant is very sensitive to cold and needs all of the sunlight it can get throughout the day.  

Dietary analysis (1 eggplant- 540 g)

  100 g  % RI
Energy (kcal)  19.9


Fat (g) 0.4 1
Saturates (g)  0.1 1
Carbohydrates (g) 2.2 1
Sugars (g) 2 2
Fibre (g) 2 8
Protein (g)​ 0.88 2
Salt (g) 0.01 0

RecipesThe values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.

Eggplants can be used for cooking in various ways. The most famous dishes of course, where they are a main ingredient are moussaka and imam baildi.

The article has been written in collaboration with Kitchen Lab’s Dietitian/Nutritionist Christos Papavaggelis.

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