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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate-All about eggplant.

A member of the nightshade family, this healthy fruit is related to both the tomato and potato and is used as a vegetable.

Profusely purple eggplant is common in North America and is healthy and delicious.

According to Wikipedia, eggplant originated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory, with reference made in Qimin Yaoshu, an ancient Chinese agricultural treatise dated 544.

Eggplant is also known to have grown in ancient Greece, Rome, Africa, the Mediterranean and Arab countries.

As summertime continues, it is the perfect time to bring out the backyard grill and enjoy this easy to make Grilled Eggplant Panini, with this recipe published in Eating Well.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

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