Brinjal

Brinjal

Scientific Name :

Solanum Melongena

Medicinal Value :

Eggplants provide dietary fiber in abundance which is essential for facilitating smooth bowel movements. It also helps lower blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. relieves haemorrhoid discomfort

Nutrient Value :

They are rich sources of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals and contain very less calories.

Culinery and Other Values :

Brinjal may be roasted in its skin until charred, so that the pulp can be removed and blended with other ingredients such as lemon, tahini, and garlic. It can be sliced, battered, and deep-fried and served with various sauces. Grilled and mashed eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, and spices makes the Indian dish baingan ka bhartha.

Glossary :

  • English : Brinjal
  • Tamil : Kathirikai
  • Malayalam : Vazhuthananga
  • Telugu : Vankaya/Sannvankaya
  • Kannada : Badanekai / Gulla
  • Hindi : Baingan / Ringna
  • Bengali : Begun
  • Gujarati : Baingan / Ringna
  • Konkani : Vaingan
  • Marathi : Vange
  • Oriya : Baigan / Baigana
  • Punjabi : Bataun / Baingan
  • Kashmiri : Waangum