Know your Vegetables and fruits BRINJAL Scientific classification Kingdom:Plantae Angiosperms AsteridsOrder:Solanales Family:Solanaceae Genus:Solanum Species:S. melong4ena Binomial name: Solanum melongena Most of us think that it is very boring to eat Brinjal. Also known as eggplant.  It comes in different sizes as well as colors. Brinjal is quite a versatile vegetable. It can be added to soups, salads or curries, or eaten just plain roasted. Though it is disliked by many people, the ones who like it swear by it. It has a very bland sort of flavor, and doesn't really overpower much. Here are some benefits of Brinjal: Eating Brinjals that have been roasted with a little salt takes care of phlegm. It clears the nasal passages. In digestive problems, try having some Brinjal and tomato soup. It can make you feel much better. Eating roasted Brinjal with raw sugar on an empty stomach helps in curing enlarged spleen. Brinjal has the capacity to destroy kidney stones in their initial stage. Brinjals are a good source of Vitamin A and B. Brinjal is good for diabetics. It is anti-diabetic in nature. Brinjal also regulates cholesterol and helps reduce bad cholesterol. It is a rare vegetable that can be cooked with minimal oil. Infact, even grilling it with a drop of oil makes for a very tasty appetizer! So whether you like brinjal or not, fact is that it is healthy for you, and even healthier for your child! So make sure to include it in the diet! Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5oz)Energy104 kJ (25 kcal) Carbohydrates 5.88 g Sugars 3.53 g Dietary fiber 3 g Fat 0.18 g Protein 0.98 g Vitamins Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.039 mg Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.037 mg Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.649 mg Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.281 mg Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.084 mg Folate (B9) (6%) 22 μg Vitamin C (3%) 2.2 mg Vitamin E (2%) 0.3 mg Vitamin K (3%) 3.5 μg Minerals Calcium (1%) 9 mg Iron (2%) 0.23 mg Magnesium (4%) 14 mg Manganese (11%) 0.232 mg Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg Potassium (5%) 229 mg Zinc (2%) 0.16 mg With Regards Prof Dr M V Subramanyam

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Very Nice Explanation Subramanyam Sir I like it, roasted brinjal vth little mustard oil very tasty n enhance appetite.. Thanks Sir fr sharing

you are welcome sir
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important explanation. there are myths about this vegetable. excellent elaboration . thanks Sir

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This is simply wowww, Thank u Dr :)

Thanks Dr Huda
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Nice post on bringal sir.

Thanks madam
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Informative & useful.

Thanks sir
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well information

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Good information. Thanks. This fruit is generally used as a culinary vegetable, made into pickles; some time fried and minced up with Butter milk. Pierced all over with a needle and fried in gingelly oil , the fruit is employed as a cure for toothache. It has also been recommended as an excellent remedy for those suffering from liver complaints. Seeds are apt to lead to dyspepsia and constipation.

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Thank you for posting this sir. This is my most hated vegetable.I generally avoid it.but I will try eating it for its benefits.

Please eat it madam
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