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Aubergine Health Benefits

Aubergine (solanum melongena) also known as eggplant belongs to the nightshade plant family (Solanaceae). This perennial plant is native to Indian subcontinent and now grown in many tropical and semitropical regions.

They have a deep purple, glossy skin encasing cream coloured, sponge-like flesh dotted with small, edible seeds.

 

In addition to the classic purple variety, aubergines are available in other colours including lavender, jade green, orange and yellow and in a range of shapes and sizes.

 

It contains good amounts of many essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamine (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.

 

The heart-healthy benefits of eggplant don’t end with limiting cholesterol. Eggplants are high in bioflavonoid, which are known to control high blood pressure and relieve stress.

 

Eggplant is considered to be high in water content yet low in calorie count. This feature makes it very ideal as a healthy diet for people who want to reduce weight.

 

The spongy texture of the vegetable is what facilitates these characteristics, hence one must consume in its natural form as much as possible. Eggplants have a good amount of water content.

 

This helps in keeping your body and skin well hydrated. The minerals and vitamins also help give a clear and smooth tone.

 

People with rough and dry hair should eat more eggplants. It helps give a healthy shine to your hair while improving its overall texture.

 

Fiber content in eggplant makes us not easily hungry and helps speed up the metabolism process. In addition, eggplant can help in the fat burning process in the body, so for those of you who feel a lot of fat let’s start now trying to eat eggplant.

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