Fit Find | Aubergine® Fire-Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Spread

A delicious, easy and heart-healthy snack
A delicious, easy and heart-healthy snack

If you’re in need of a fast off-the-shelf appetizer or snack, try Affi’s Aubergine® Fire-Roasted and Garlic Spread and Baked Crackers.

This spread is made with simple ingredients:  several varieties of eggplant, fresh home-grown herbs, garlic, olive oil, and no preservatives.  Their crispy baked crackers pair perfectly with the tasty mesquite-flavored spread and are free of salt, sugar, and fat.  

You can find them at Bay Area Farmer’s Markets and specialty markets, such as Whole Foods and Mollie Stone’s Markets.  Kids love it!  Buy extra — it’s really addicting!

Three varieties of eggplant
Three varieties of eggplant

bay-leafEggplant or “aubergine” in French is most often used as a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit.  A native of India, it comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors — from white, yellow, green, reddish purple to dark purple.

It’s rather bitter raw but becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich flavor and nice texture making it a versatile ingredient in many styles of cooking.

Eggplant is popular in various cuisines:  Japanese (miso nasu), French (ratatouille), Greek (moussaka), Italian (melanzane alla parmigiana), and Indian (baingan bharta).

Eggplants are low in calories and fat and a good source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, potassium, and vitamin C.  Try them if you haven’t already!

2 thoughts on “Fit Find | Aubergine® Fire-Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Spread

  1. Hi Karen,
    It was nice speaking with you on Saturday! I and the company really appreciate this beautiful article about the Aubergine dip! Puts a giant smile on Affi’s face up there that people like you acknowledge her product not only for the taste but the healthy aspect of it all! Thank you very much!

    Marlene

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    1. Hi Marlene,

      It was a pleasure meeting you too at Whole Foods. I was happy to find out the medium and large sizes are available at the Farmers’ Markets. Thank you for providing such a wonderful product!

      Karen

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