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With its unique color and shape, eggplant is easy to recognize on supermarket shelves. This spongy fruit is a good source of fiber and works well as a meat substitute. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)

Hard to miss, easy to pass

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 For years experts have extolled the benefits of green, leafy vegetables as part of a balanced diet. But if healthy eating is the goal, there is another kind of fresh produce often avoided on supermarket shelves: the purple and bulbous variety.


With its unique shape and striking color, eggplant is certainly recognizable in any produce department or farmers market. But it can also be intimidating to try for the first time.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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