Brinjal is part of the group of Solanaceae which is also called nightshades. They are relatives of tomatoes, potatoes as well as bell peppers. They are hung from vines, and some varieties appear like eggs. This is the reason for the name “Eggplants”.
The skin is smooth and is usually deep purple The flesh is spongy and creamy in texture. The widest range of sizes, shapes and colors are grown in Asia. Colors range from white to green to yellow and reddish-purple, dark purple, black and so on. There’s also a variation of green brinjals that have white stripes.
- brinjals are abundant in dietary fibers, Vitamin C and K phytonutrients, phytonutrient compunds, and are rich in antioxidants.
- They monitor cholesterol levels and assist in weight loss. They’re great to control blood sugar levels. They are is also well-known for stopping heart and cancer.