Benefits Of Brinjal

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Old 20-Oct-2010
Benefits Of Brinjal

Commonly known as the eggplant, brinjal is one of the most easily available and affordable vegetables. In its unripe form, it is a large greenish-whitish vegetable and when ripe, it turns a deep violet. Brinjal can be cooked in many different ways and provides many essential nutrients that are needed for overall well-being of the body. In fact, one can even take brinjal soup to attain maximum benefits from this vegetable. It is a very good source of potassium and contains a high content of water and fiber. Check out the nutritional value and also the health benefits of eating brinjal.

Nutritional Value of Brinjal
Given here is the nutritional value of a serving of 100 grams of brinjal.
  • Calcium - 525 mg
  • Cholesterol - 16mg
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9g
  • Iron - 6mg
  • Potassium - 618mg
  • Protein - 8g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2g
  • Sodium - 62mg
  • Sugars - 11.4g
  • Total Carbohydrates - 17.8g
  • Total Fat - 27.5g
  • Vitamin A - 6.4 mg
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Brinjal
  • Take brinjal in a mashed form or as a soup and add some garlic and asafetida to it. It will help you get rid of flatulence and adjust the wind humor of the body.
  • Brinjal can also be eaten after being roasted directly on fire. Just peel off the skin, mash it and add some salt in it for flavor and eat it. It will help cure phlegm, congestion and reduce the formation of gas.
  • In order to increase appetite and digestion, take soup made of mashed brinjal and tomato, along with some salt and pepper.
  • In case you are unable to fall asleep easily, eat a soft brinjal (along with some honey) after baking it directly over fire. If taken regularly, it may also cure insomnia.
  • In order to cure enlarged spleen caused due to malaria, eat soft baked brinjal along with raw sugar on empty stomach, preferably in the morning.

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