Garden egg otherwise known as Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition.
Garden egg is a highly valued delicacy in Nigerian society such that its importance cannot be overemphasized to consumers and farmers alike.
It represents fertility and blessing that why it’s common to find it served during wedding ceremonies in some communities.
The garden egg plant apart from being a source of vegetable also has numerous health benefits which are essential for the overall development of the human body.
Its acceptability cuts across religious, tribal, cultural and ethnic groups in Nigeria and most likely other parts of the world, hence the wide usage of the garden eggplant.
- . Promotes Weight Loss
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Rich in Vitamin B
- Promotes Healthy Bone
- Helps in Digestion
- Good for Pregnant Women
- Prevents Anemia
- Maintains Blood Pressure Levels
- Prevents Diabetes
- Prevents heart diseases, etc