By Beatrice Nakibuuka

Often confused with garden eggs, eggplants are a purple vegetable with a shiny skin. Garden eggs depending on the variety can be green, white or white with green stripes. The two vegetables are common in farmers’ markets and contain nutrients that are essential for our body health.

According to Fausta Akech, a nutritionist at Healthy U, the pair contain a variety of nutrients such as manganese, a mineral that helps produce collagen and promote skin and bone health, the B vitamins including folate, potassium, phosphorous, fibre, vitamin C and K, antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties.

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