Solanum melongena as it is botanically called is widely distributed in the temperate and tropical regions. In many West African countries, the fruit is known as bitter tomato and it is specifically grown for food, nutritional and medicinal purposes. Here are four benefits of this fruit:
1) IT IS GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Research carried out on laboratory rats or mice both home and abroad with this fruit has corroborated the fact that it has the capacity to make humans lose weight due to its high fiber content and low calorie value.
2) HELPS TO RELIEVE CONSTIPATION
The high fibre value has also been helpful in treating serious cases of constipation. Its been proven to work for many constipated people who include it into their diet.
3) MANAGES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The need for prevention of high blood pressure is talked about everyday since the condition is fast becoming one of the main killers of Men. With garden egg loaded with potassium, an important electrolyte which is critical in maintaining body functions and regulating blood pressure.
4) ABUNDANCE IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Asides containing high amount of potassium and dietary fibre, garden egg is a very good source of manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin C, E and K among others. Phytonutrients such as nasunin, alkaloids, flavanoids, steriods, saponins, and chlorogenic acid are also present in notable quantities.