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10 best brinjal recipes that will make you fall in love with the veggie!

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal hails from the nightshade species of fruits and vegetables. A close relative of tomato and potato, Brinjal is popular vegetable across the world. It is full of health benefits and can be cooked into scrumptious, tasty and easy recipes. Eggplant or brinjal is of various shapes and sizes and can be green, purple, light purple and even white! The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6,…

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Who needs meat? The veggie burger gets a gourmet makeover

Anna Jones’ ‘really hungry burger’ Diana Henry, james beard award winner 28 OCTOBER 2016 • 6:00AM It’s midday in Manhattan and I am walking, fast, to a hot date with… a veggie burger. And I’m not a vegetarian. The veggie burger, once a crime against good eating, has come of age. It’s no longer just mushed-up grains and beans – a kind of nut roast in patty form – but is being given serious attention by top chefs. The burger I have in my sights was created by Brooks Headley,…

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Cheat on your veggie diet to become a ‘flexitarian’

If you’re a non-vegetarian, start by incorporating two meatless days per week (Thinkstock) The new wave of vegetarianism may compel you to give up meat, but if you’re finding it too tough to commit, try becoming a ‘flexible vegetarian’ Many health-conscious millennials are opting for vegetarian or vegan meals in a bid to follow a simple lifestyle, with a reduced risk of serious diseases. But if the temptation of passing off a juicy chicken burger or melt-in-the-mouth kebabs is too much, you can still reap the health benefits of a…

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Veggie Juice that Illuminates the Gut

PhotoCredit:istock The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their green colour may improve doctors’ ability to examine the inner workings of the human body to enable them examine more closely for gastrointestinal illnesses, a study has revealed. The study published in the journal Advanced Materials describes how chlorophyll-based nano-particles suspended in liquid are an effective imaging agent for the gut. The medical imaging drink, developed to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal illnesses, is made of concentrated chlorophyll — the pigment that gives spinach and other plants their green colour, said…

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