Nagpur Brinjal is small baby brinjal that can be used in various interesting ways. Also known as eggplant or aubergine, is believed to have originated in India. Do you Know! It is actually a fruit but is commonly referred to as a vegetable. Just like its bigger counterpart, brinjal small also can be found in various colours from purple to white to green. There are rich in nutrients and can be used for making the famous Bharva Baigan.
Nutritional Facts of Nagpur Brinjal
Per 100gm of brinjal Nagpur contains:
- Carbohydrates: 5.7gm
- Fibre: 3.40gm
- Protein: 1gm
It also contains Folates, Thiamine, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.
Health Benefits of Brinjal (Baigan Ke Fayde)
- In traditional medicine, eggplant is used as an antidote in case of mushroom poisoning.
- Nagpur brinjal decoction is used to treat swollen legs.
- Eggplant is also used to treat insomnia.
- Baigan has a low Glycaemic Index, which is good for diabetics.
- It is rich in fibre and helps in weight management.
But vegetable brinjal should be avoided by one having high acidity problems.
Nagpur brinjal can be stored at room temperature unwashed or uncut for 4-5 days. It can also be stored in a refrigerator for 10 days.
Country of Origin: India
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