Love the aubergine!


Aubergines aren’t particularly popular in the Northern European diet, yet Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern people often include them in their meals. The beautiful coloured skins are rich in nasunin, an antioxidant phytonutrient that helps keep the body cells healthy. Most of the studies done on nasunin and aubergines have been in Asia so it is difficult to conclude whether the level of nasunins found in the aubergines we cultivate are comparable.

Here’s a great recipe from the Jamie Oliver collection that not only includes the fantastic aubergine, but celebrates the tomato too – another top vegetable that should feature in every health-conscious individual’s diet:

Aubergine Parmigiana

Tips: to make this recipe healthier, cut back on the parmesan and swap the mozzarella for a mozzarella light option > this will reduce the overall saturated fat content.