Eggplant or Brinjal, is a very low calorie vegetable and has healthy nutrition profile; good news for weight watchers! The veggie is popularly known as aubergine in the western world.
Botanically, aubergine belongs to Solanaceae family and named as Solanum melongena. This perennial plant is native to Indian subcontinent and now grown in many tropical and semitropical regions.
The fruit is widely used in cooking. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to both the tomato and the potato. It was originally domesticated from the wild nightshade species, the thorn or bitter apple, S. incanum, probably with two independent domestications, one in the region of South Asia, and one in East Asia.
Eggplant purple color are known to have strong antioxidant properties to protect brain cells and control and lipid content in the body.
Help you lose weight
As mentioned above, that eggplant contains a lot of fiber which is good for the body, in addition to the fiber in eggplant also have other uses, which can help you lose weight.
Eating eggplant at breakfast for dieters, very good, and will tend to have a feeling of satiety, and will avoid the snack, before eating schedule arrives.
Fiber will slow to digest and requires a long time to move from the stomach to the gastrointestinal tract, perhaps that’s what makes dieters feel full for a longer period of time.