Eggplant - brinjal

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Somehow this time of the year,,, This emoji 🍆🍆 features in a lot of people’s text conversations left, right & centre 😂😂.
Our kids might just never know that this 🍆 is a vegetable 🧐
I bet when you saw the image in your timeline you thought something else ☺️– get your mind out of the gutter .
I hope this 🍆 does not end in convo does not end there but actually its taken all the way up to the kitchen counter 🍽
What is this food item really? . – This is Brinjal, Eggplant or Aubegine 🍆🍆… I am more familiar with name brinjal .
Super nutritious;
1. Packed with fibre🍆
2. High antioxidants such as anthocyanins 🍆
3. Low in “calories” for those counting calories🍆
4. Super versatile can add flavour & jazz to literally any savoury dish🍆
5. Packed with vitamins & minerals 🍆
Clearly one of the unsung heroes in the kitchen .
Lets hope you eat eggplant 🍆 and it does end with it being in those “naughty “ convos 😉
Next time someone sends you this emoji 🍆, say “ yummy, do you have a recipe in mind?”!

Yours In Health

Mbali Mapholi


Author: Mbali Mapholi Inc

Mbali is a qualified clinical dietitian (Bsc. dietetics & PGDip dietetics) obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In dietetics she has special interest in Heart and heart related diseases, gastrointestinal (GIT) related diseases, weight management and African diet nutrition. She is a business woman with entities MiNutrition ZA and Mbali Mapholi Inc, under her belt. She is well published in the field of Nutrition with ray of media contributions (Radio, television and print media). Mbali believes is the type of eating that is nourishing, enjoyable, accessible and affordable. She believes in that nutrition education that is based on science delivered by a trusted source, is important to help people make informed nutrition decisions for themselves and those around them.

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