Roasted red pepper and aubergine spread (260gr) – Pella’s Delicacies
High-quality, handcrafted roasted red pepper with aubergine, wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, paprika and garlic.
Roasted red Pepper and aubergine spread – Pella’s Delicacies (260gr)
Roasted Pepper and aubergine (85%)
extra virgin olive oil, tomato, wine vinegar
sugar, paprika, garlic, parsley, spices
Net weight: 260g
Without preservatives and colourings
Refrigerate after opening and consume within 7 days
Produced in Pella
Health Benefits of aubergine
Along with tomatoes, potatoes and bell peppers, the aubergine belongs to the nightshade plant family (Solanaceae). In fact, aubergines grow in a manner much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several feet in height.
In addition to the classic purple variety, aubergines are available in other colours including lavender, jade green, orange and yellow and in a range of shapes and sizes. The most popular variety of aubergine looks like a large, pear-shaped egg, hence the American name ‘eggplant.’
The modern aubergine owes its origin to the wild version that is native to South East Asia. Prior to the middle ages it was introduced in Africa before spreading throughout Europe and the Middle East. For centuries aubergines were enjoyed more as a decorative garden plant than as a food due to its bitter taste.
Aubergines are an excellent source of dietary fibre. They are also a good source of vitamins B1 and B6 and potassium. In addition it is high in the minerals copper, magnesium and manganese.
A 100g serving of raw aubergine provides:
- 0.9g protein
- 0.4g fat
- 2.2g carbohydrate
- 2.7g fibre
Pepper and aubergine are rich in antioxidants, specifically nasunin found in aubergine skin – which gives it its purple colour. A potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger, nasunin has been found to protect the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes. Cell membranes are almost entirely composed of lipids and are responsible for protecting the cell and helping it to function. The lipid layer is crucial for letting nutrients in, wastes out and receiving instructions from messenger molecules that tell the cell what to do.
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