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Nutritionist Lovneet Batra Highlights the Multiple Health Benefits of Eggplant

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra shares the top 5 health benefits of eating brinjals or eggplant.


Brinjal is not only full of flavor but also has health benefits

Grill them and they’ll retain much of their structure, leaving you with a spongy porridge that needs a sauce or flavoring. If you fry them after dipping them in batter, they’ll have the most mouth-watering salty flavor – it’s brinjal, or aubergine, or aubergine (call it what you like) for you. In an Instagram post, nutritionist Lovneet Batra highlighted the health benefits of “baingan”. She captioned her post, “Don’t we all love it so hot baingan ka bharta with a side of ghee-laden rotis? It’s the perfect comfort food, especially on a windy winter evening.

She added: “With a range of eggplant varieties to choose from, it’s no secret that they’re the perfect addition to almost any meal. Well, brinjal is not only packed with flavor, but it also packs a punch when it comes to health benefits.

Next, Lovneet Batra went on to highlight the health benefits. Here they are:

1) Source of metabolites

Brinjal produces a range of various secondary metabolites along with other compounds such as glycol alkaloids, antioxidant compounds and vitamins which help maintain good health.

2) Healing power

Brinjal extracts have healing effects for conditions such as burns, warts, inflammatory infections, gastritis, stomatitis and arthritis.

3) Aid in weight loss

High in fiber and low in calories, brinjal complements any weight loss diet. Fiber passes through the digestive tract slowly and can help you feel full, reducing your calorie intake.

4) Maintains Brain Health

Phytonutrients present in eggplant protect cell membranes and boost brain memory function. Compounds present in eggplant also have the ability to ward off brain tumors.

5) Beneficial for pregnant women

Eggplant is beneficial for pregnant women and nursing mothers. The iron contained in eggplant has the ability to cure premenstrual syndrome, amenorrhea and prenatal anemia.

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So next time you crave brinjal, grill it, make Begun Bhaja like it’s done in the eastern part of India, especially Bengal, make a curry like Hyderabadi Baingan, or just make the very popular Baingan ka Bharta, or a stew like Caponata – there are many ways to savor the humble eggplant.

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