Did You Know: Eggplant

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Did You Know that Eggplant Has Nicotine?

Eggplant is richer in nicotine than any other edible plant, with a concentration of 100 ng/g (or 0.01 mg/100g).

However, the amount of nicotine from eggplant or any other food is negligible compared to passive smoking. On average, 20 lbs (9 kg) of eggplant contains about the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette.

Eggplants are so popular and perfect in so many recipes. They have many healthy benefits as well like, eggplants help to block the formation of free radicals and are also a good source of folic acid and potassium.

Studies of the Institute of Biology of Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, have shown eggplant is effective in the treatment of high blood cholesterol. This does not mean that ist recommended to use eggplant as a replacement to statins, but it’s good to know that it helps.

Eggplants can also cause allergies. Case reports of itchy skin and/or mouth, mild headache and stomach upset after handling and/or eating eggplant have been reported anecdotally and published in medical journals.

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    • YUM Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite and I haven’t made it in ages thank you for reminding me Nami and thank you so much for commenting.

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