Eggplants just as nutritious as Eggs: 8 reasons to add Brinjal (Baingan) to your

Posted by Heather Homes on May 20th, 2021

Known as the King of Vegetables, Brinjal or Eggplant hails from the nightshade family of fruits and vegetables that includes potatoes, peppers & tomatoes. The superfood is extremely high on essential nutrients – 1 cup or approx. 82 g of eggplant/brinjal consists of 11% fiber, 63.5% Vitamin B, 10% manganese, 5.3% potassium, 4.5% folate, 3.5% Vitamin K, 3.5% copper, 3% Vitamin C and 2.8% magnesium.

Here are few impressive health benefits of having Brinjal –

1. Keeps Diabetes in Control

Brinjal or eggplants are a rich source of fiber and low soluble carbohydrates. Thus, they are really good for the regulation of blood sugar levels and also to control the absorption of glucose

2. Good for Heart

Eggplants helps in stabilizing the blood pressure levels and also brings down cholesterol levels. Being rich in Vitamin B-6, fiber, Potassium, and Phytonutrients like flavonoids, Brinjal helps is good for heart health.

3. Weight loss

The superfood is considered to be high in water content, no fat and very low in calories (Just around 20 to 25 calories per 100g). Also, the vegetable is rich in fiber that keeps you feeling full for longer.

4. Good for Brain

Brinjals can help protect your cell membranes owing to its rich amounts of phytonutrients. They are also known to boost memory function.

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