‘How to make eggplant less bitter?’

Summer is a true paradise for lovers of fresh vegetables and fruits. Among the attractive seasonal vegetables, it is worth mentioning eggplant, which is also known as love pear, aubergine, or elongated nightshade. The vegetable is especially used in Mediterranean cuisine, but more and more Poles are happily reaching for this purple delicacy.

How many calories does eggplant have?

Eggplant is composed of almost 90% water, and its calorie content is approximately 24 kcal per 100g of the vegetable. Aubergine contains significant amounts of dietary fiber, which speeds up metabolism, but at the same time can cause discomfort for people with digestive problems.

Eggplant is an ideal addition to meat dishes because the fiber in the vegetable reduces cholesterol levels. The vegetable is also a good source of potassium. The skin of aubergine is rich in phenolic compounds, which are powerful antioxidants. These substances have a beneficial effect on the appearance of the skin and nails.

How to make eggplant less bitter?

Despite all the advantages of eggplant, it has a small flaw, which is the bitter taste that especially occurs in mature samples. If you want to avoid this problem, you can choose young vegetables. Fortunately, there is a simple way to get rid of the bitterness even from mature eggplants.

Slice the vegetable into thick slices and then generously sprinkle each slice with salt. Leave it for about 30 minutes, preferably on a sieve or colander. After the designated time, rinse the slices with cool water. This procedure will remove both the bitter taste and excess water from the aubergine.




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