//EGGPLANT// Eggplant acts on the STOMACH, SPLEEN, and LARGE INTESTINE. It is a Qi and Blood tonic that is cool and sweet. It clears excess heat and yang from the body and invigorates blood to stop stagnation. It also helps relieve pain and swelling in the body. ▪

//NUTRITION// Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid.

Long prized for its deeply purple, glossy beauty as well as its unique taste and texture, eggplants are now available in markets throughout the year, but they are at their very best from August through October when they are in season.

Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes.