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The fruit of Solanum melongena, a native of South-East Asia, widely cultivated and eaten as a vegetable, also known as brinjal, egg-plant, and (in West Africa) field egg. Half a medium-sized aubergine (140 g) is a source of folate and vitamin C; provides 2.8 g of dietary fibre; supplies 20 kcal (85 kJ).

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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