Brinjal Long (വഴുതന)
Brinjal Long (വഴുതന)

Brinjal Long (വഴുതന)

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    Eggplant or Brinjal is a very low-calorie vegetable. Nonetheless, it packed with healthy nutrition profile; good news for weight watchers! The veggie is popularly known as aubergine in the western world.

    Botanically, aubergine belongs to the Solanaceae family of vegetables. It is a perennial plant native to the Indian subcontinent and grown in many tropical and semitropical regions as a popular vegetable all around the year.

    Health Benefits of Eggplant (aubergine)

    1. Eggplant is very low in calories and fats but rich in soluble fiber content. 100 g provides just 24 calories but contributes about 9% of RDA (recommended daily allowance) of fiber.

    2. Research studies conducted at the Institute of Biology of São Paulo State University, Brazil, has suggested that chemical substances in the eggplant are effective in controlling high blood cholesterol levels.

    3. The peel or skin (deep blue/purple varieties) of aubergine has significant amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Scientific studies have shown that these antioxidants have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

    4. Total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of aubergines is 993 µmol TE/100 g. At value 15; they are one of the low glycemic index (GI) vegetables.

    5. It contains good amounts of many essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3). These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.

    6. Further, this vegetable is also an excellent source of minerals like manganese, copper, iron and potassium. The antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase utilizes manganese as a co-factor. Potassium is an important intracellular electrolyte that helps counter pressing (hypertension) effects of sodium.

      PrincipleNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA
      Energy24 Kcal1%
      Carbohydrates5.7 g4%
      Protein1 g2%
      Total Fat0.19 g1%
      Cholesterol0 mg0%
      Dietary Fiber3.40 g9%
      Folates22 µg5.5%
      Niacin0.649 mg4%
      Pantothenic acid0.281 mg6%
      Pyridoxine0.084 mg6.5%
      Riboflavin0.037 mg3%
      Thiamin0.039 mg3%
      Vitamin A27 IU1%
      Vitamin C2.2 mg3.5%
      Vitamin E0.30 mg2%
      Vitamin K3.5 µg3%
      Sodium2 mg0%
      Potassium230 mg5%
      Calcium9 mg1%
      Copper0.082 mg9%
      Iron0.24 mg3%
      Magnesium14 mg3.5%
      Manganese0.250 mg11%
      Zinc0.16 mg1%

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