The berenjena de Almería is one of the most consumed and versatile foods of the Mediterranean diet and very appreciated in other countries for its great health benefits.
Its qualities are:
- It is an elongated vegetable of a magnificent violet color.
- It contains a large amount of water and a low percentage of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
- It stands out for its mild flavor and for its versatility in combination.
- It is an ideal food to fight cancer, cellular aging, infections, viruses and harmful bacteria.
Rich in fiber
Fiber is, besides water, its main component. Of the soluble type, it favors the good condition of the bacterial flora and reduces the consistency of the stool, which helps its elimination.
Excellent diuretic due to its 92% of water, being advisable to eliminate the excess of liquids from the body, as well as fats from the organism.
It contains a dozen very potent antioxidant phenolic acids and anthocyanins that prevent both cardiovascular disorders and degenerative diseases.
Some eggplant compounds inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver, while others prevent it from oxidizing and adhering to arterial walls.