Also known as aubergine, eggplants are familiar purple fruits that are enjoyed in cuisines worldwide. These fruits also have herbal wellness applications such as:
What is Eggplant?
Eggplant (Solanum melongena), also known as aubergine, is a tropical perennial that is often cultivated in temperate climates due to the popularity of their fruits. The plant reaches a height of 59 inches with large, coarse leaves, spiny stems, and white-purple flowers that reveal the familiar glossy purple egg-shaped fruits—which are botanically berries! These fruits have white, meaty flesh that are delightful in a number of dishes.
Cultivated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory, the first record of eggplant was written in an ancient Chinese agricultural text completed in 544. Thanks to its place in the nightshade family, the history of eggplant is shrouded in lore, which all comes back to the use of the fruit and its seeds in a number of applications, from culinary to folk wellness.
Eggplant naturally contains phytonutrients and polyphenols such as flavonoids, which have free radical-fighting antioxidant activity, and the mineral manganese.** Eggplant supplements are popular for this antioxidant activity, helping to support overall wellness.**
Piping Rock’s Eggplant supplements deliver a 12:1 fruit extract in each quick release capsule, supplying 6,000 mg of wholesome nutritional support per serving. Adults take one (1) capsule per day with meals.
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. There is no set recommended daily allowance for eggplant supplements. Refer to individual label directions for more information.