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The Instacart guide to Thai eggplant


About Thai eggplant

Thai eggplant is a smaller, round-shaped fruit that is mostly used in southeastern cuisines, especially Thai and Cambodian. It can be traced back to India where it grows wild and is also cultivated. Many eggplant varieties came from India and were traded along the routes in Asia. To this day, eggplants are an important part of Indian and other southeastern cusines. They are a replacement for meat and also used in rice and noodle dishes.

Thai eggplants grow well in hot temperatures as they are a tropical plant. They do not grow well in cold climates. Seeds germinate from seven days to two weeks and the plant is ready to be harvested when it's two to three centimeters in diameter. It can be picked when the round eggplant is smaller than the stem since it is softer and has fewer seeds.

In an average serving size of 84 grams, the Thai eggplant contains just 25 calories and one gram of protein. Because it's part of the eggplant family, it has several nutritional benefits including being high in antioxidants. These substances help protect the body from free radicals. Some studies found antioxidants to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Since eggplants are also high in fiber, they help regulate digestion and lower blood sugar levels. Eggplants are a low-calorie food, but since they are high in fiber, they help you to feel full, therefore reducing hunger cravings. 

Thai eggplant can be cooked in a variety of ways so there's no shortage of options. The following are some of the ways people enjoy eating this eggplant.

Stir-Fry: In Thailand, this eggplant is stir-fried in a lot of dishes. Try to pair the eggplant with red or green curry; meat, like ground beef or pork; and some minced garlic and salt, fish sauce, or soy sauce. These eggplants can be fried with any ingredients you enjoy in a stir fry.

Curries: Thai eggplant is also often used in curries like Kaeng Tai Pla. Since the eggplant lends itself well to soak up other ingredients very well, you can use vegetables, fish, and meat combined with curry. Heat some oil in a deep pan and add the eggplant. Cook until softened, and then add garlic, ginger, and curry paste, and cook another minute. Pour coconut milk into the pan and bring it to a simmer, and then add some fish sauce and brown sugar and cook for another four minutes.

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