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Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Tropical Garden Egg (eggplants) In The Body

Garden Egg is a good source of dietary fiber, as well as other minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B1, potassium, folate, manganese, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6, niacin and other various secrete nutrients that you can read below.

Garden Egg is a good source of dietary fiber, as well as other minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B1, potassium, folate, manganese, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6, niacin and other various secrete nutrients that you can read below.

Health Benefits Garden Egg:

1.    Promotes Weight Loss

Eating of eggplant especially the greenish type is beneficial in weight reduction because they contain low carbohydrates and calories essential for weight management.

Overweight individuals who want to lose weight or those who wish to retain their normal body weight can add eggplant to their diet as well.

2.     Rich in Antioxidants

Anthocyaninsnasunin and flavonoids are important and powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants in eggplants that help to protect the body system and add many health-promoting benefits to the human body.

Anthocyanins are responsible for the deep purple color of eggplants and also helps in preventing the development of cancer as well as other diseases that result in bacteria.

Anthocyanins found in eggplants possess antioxidant properties that are responsible for protecting the whole body system.

3.       Rich in Vitamin B

Garden egg is a natural source of vitamin B’s such as thiamin, niacin, B6 and pantothenic acid that helps the body in the proper use of fat and protein; and also contributes to the nervous system positively.

Vitamin B plays a vital role in promoting good health and well-being. It helps in brain development and also helps in making sure that the immune and nervous system works properly.

Regular consumption of eggplants provides you with enough vitamin B needed by the body.

4.       Promotes Healthy Bone

They contain a good amount of potent minerals such as folate, manganese, vitamin K, magnesium, vitamin C and copper that help in bone strengthening and general bone health.

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Consuming eggplant regularly is highly beneficial in preventing the risk of bone degradation and osteoporosis.

Garden egg also contains some amount of iron and calcium aids in reducing the chance of osteoporosis, thereby keeping your bones strong and healthy.

5.       Helps in Digestion

Garden eggs are fibrous fruits that help in proper food digestion and control of bowel movement. Due to this fiber content in the fruit, they reduce constipation and improve digestion.

Garden eggs are believed to be one of the greatest sources of dietary fiber which is an essential element in any balanced diet.

Fibre aids greatly in gastrointestinal health and proper movement of bowels. Consuming eggplants will contribute a lot to digestion and consistent movement of bowels.

6.       Good for Pregnant Women

These fruits are packed with minerals, vitamins and other nutritional properties that play a key role during pregnancy.

The properties in garden egg help both pregnant women and unborn children for healthy situational conditions.

Garden eggs are also rich in folic acid which is beneficial to pregnant women. Folic acid protects infants from neural tube defects that do occur.

Garden eggs are rich sources of folic acid, which makes it an excellent food and useful dietary addition during pregnancy.

7.       Prevents Anemia

Garden egg has been found to serve as a natural medicine for treating several health conditions such as bronchitis, colic (pain in the abdomen caused by obstruction of the intestine); stress relief, headache, and others, if consumed daily.

Garden egg is a rich source of iron, which helps in increase in the red blood cell in the body, thereby aids in fighting against anemia or deficiency in iron.

Garden eggs are also rich in copper, another important component of red blood cells. Consuming garden eggs helps in making the red blood cells to flow adequately through your veins, thereby causing a boost in strength and energy.

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8.       Prevents Diabetes

Garden eggs which are a source of soluble fiber and carbohydrates can help in the control and prevention of diabetes.

Foods are rich in fiber and carbohydrates help in the regulation of blood sugar levels and glucose absorption.

It is an excellent food for people suffering from diabetes, as it will go a long way in the reduction and prevention of type 2 diabetes.

9.       Maintains Blood Pressure Levels

Garden eggs contain a high amount of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. These minerals contained in it helps in maintaining electrolyte balance in our body.

It aids in neutralizing sodium effects in the body, thereby controlling blood pressure levels.

An antioxidant in garden eggs known as chlorogenic acid also helps in reducing cholesterol levels in the body.

Therefore regular consumption of garden egg helps in maintaining good blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

10.    Prevents heart diseases

Garden eggs are rich in vitamin B1 and B6 (thiamin and niacin). These vitamins are essential in the body for the proper functioning of the heart and cellular respiration. It’s rich in potassium also helps in blood pressure regulation.

Vitamin B1 deficiency leads to cardiovascular problems. Therefore foods rich in vitamin B1 play a vital role in ensuring a healthy nervous system and improve the proper functioning of the cardiovascular.

Vitamin B6 helps in maintaining a healthy nervous system. Consuming garden eggs can greatly help in preventing heart disorders.

Nutritional Values of Garden Eggs

NutrientsAmount
Energy25 Kcal
Vitamin C2.2 mg
Carbohydrates5.88 g
Vitamin E0.3 g
Dietary fiber3 g
Vitamin K3.5 µg
Fat0.18 g
Calcium9 mg
Protein0.98 g
Iron0.23 mg
Thiamine0.039 mg
Magnesium14 mg
Riboflavin0.037 mg
Manganese0.232 mg
Niacin0.649 mg
Phosphorus24 mg
Panthothenic acid0.281 mcg
Potassium229 mg
Vitamin B60.084 mg  
Zinc0.16 mg
Folic acid22 µg

Where can it be found?

Garden Egg is an edible fruit that is commonly grown in the northern parts of Nigeria, though it has other types/varieties such as the Aubergines which is a type of eggplant in South Africa and Asia, and has a purple colour. There are so many other varieties that come in plain white colour.

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These fruits serve as food in Nigeria and some other West African countries, they can be eaten raw with groundnut or made as a sauce for eating boiled yam or plantain; either way, garden eggs are eaten to supply the body with enough nutrients as contained in them.

Side Effects

Garden eggs, when consumed excessively, have their side effects. It is not advisable for pregnant to consume this fruit regularly because of its diuretic in nature which can stimulate menstruation in them.

Consuming garden egg regularly can also lead to acidity problems. Garden egg which is a good source of potassium is good but there are side effects if taken excessively.

Too much potassium can cause vomiting, stomach upset, excess fiber can cause diarrhea, constipation, difficulty in nutrients absorption.

Garden egg belongs to the family plant of nightshade causing allergies like nausea, itchiness, rashes, and swelling of the throat. Therefore it is advisable you consume garden eggs moderately to avoid its side effects.

Conclusion

Health professionals have suggested that eggplants should be eaten in moderate quantity on a daily basis because of the numerous medicinal and health values found in the fruit which is important in overall health development.

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