Mini Eggplants are part of the Solanaceae family which also houses tomatoes. Eggplants were first domesticated in India where evidence of its early cultivation can be dated back 2000 years. Wild eggplants can be found in the Myanmar-Yunnan region where it was first domesticated.
Eggplants are nutrient-dense, which means they have a high ratio of vitamins and minerals per calorie. Rich in anthocyanins and antioxidants, health benefits include a potential reduction in heart disease risk, blood sugar control, and anti-cancer properties.
Eggplant fruits are typically sliced (no need to skin them) and baked, roasted, or fried. You can even use puréed eggplant to use as a delicious and healthy dip.