The Brinjal, also known as Aubergine or Eggplant, is a nutrient dense, perennial vegetable that is widely eaten in most Indian households. Brinjals love the warmth and grows well under bright sun and a well-drained soil.
Requirements for growing Brinjal plant
Where to grow
Time till harvest
Sowing and planting procedure
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray, water everyday to keep the soil moist.
Germination will take place in 6-8 days.
Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days after sowing.
Space the seedlings at 60cm by 60cm.
Harvest the fresh brinjal in 80-90 days from sowing.
Health Benefits of Brinjal
Brinjal will give you a decent supply of your daily fibre and potassium requirements. With only 25 calories per 100 grams, the brinjal is every dieter’s dream vegetable. Apart from being low in calories and high in fibre, brinjal is packed with Vitamin A and C which her protect your cells against damage. Being high in fibre and polyphenols, brinjal can help you reduce blood sugar levels too. However, being a nightshade vegetable it should be avoided by people having existing arthritis issues.
The brinjal has numerous health benefits. Brinjals are very nutrient dense. They contain a lot of important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium , Folate, and Manganese. In addition to this the brinjal or eggplant has very few calories ( one cup of raw brinjal has only about 20 calories) . Despite of being low in calories, brinjal is packed with a lot of fibre which is very good for your body. Brinjal also contains a lot of antioxidants.