Commonly known as the eggplant, brinjal is one of the most easily available and affordable vegetables. In its unripe form, Brinjal 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.
Nutritional Value of Brinjal
Given here is the nutritional value of a serving of 100 grams of brinjal.
Â· Calcium – 525 mg
Â· Cholesterol – 16mg
Â· Dietary Fiber – 4.9g
Â· Iron – 6mg
Â· Potassium – 618mg
Â· Protein – 8g
Â· Saturated Fat – 5.2g
Â· Sodium – 62mg
Â· Sugars – 11.4g
Â· Total Carbohydrates – 17.8g
Â· Total Fat – 27.5g
Â· Vitamin A – 6.4 mg
Medicinal Uses & benefits
1. Brinjal is very nutritious and is sometimes referred to as poor man’s meat.
2. Brinjal is anti-diabetic and used to check diabetes.
3. It reduces swellings of legs; its decoction is applied gradually over the parts.
4. Crush the fruit and squeeze juice. Apply juice on the palm and sole. It will check perspiration acting as sweat preventive.
5. The Brinjal is an excellent cholesterol regulator.
6. Brinjal is very effective too, when used externally in a fat or oil-based preparation to relieve hemorrhoid discomfort.
Brinjal is not beneficial for person having excessive bile humor and one who has acidity problem. Pregnant woman should avoid its use. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all parts of the plant can be used to stop intestinal bleeding. The fruit of the plant is used as an antidote in cases of mushroom poisoning.