Beautiful fruits of dark purple colors, popularly called blue, have long gained popularity. It will be useful for everyone to know what the health benefits and harms of eggplant are.
- Characteristic of the vegetable
- Features of the fruits
- Medicinal properties
- Benefits for adults and children
- Interesting facts
- Eggplant poisoning
- Signs of overripe eggplant
- Harm to vegetable
Characteristic of the vegetable
Eggplant is considered a vegetable. In reality, it is not a vegetable, but a berry. The plant belongs to the nightshade family. The valuable components contained in the fruits help against obesity, vascular diseases and depression. In the past few years, scientists say that boiled and baked berries are a good preventive measure against cancer.
In the wild, eggplant grows in India, as well as in Burma. Nowadays, everyone knows about the benefits of eggplant. Valuable nutritional properties and affordability are the main advantages of the culture.
Features of the fruit
Vitamins and microelements in the composition, getting into the human body, help to establish the work of its most important organs and systems. The healing effect is exerted not only by the pulp, but also by the skin of the fetus.
Calorie content is low.In 100 g of raw fruit pulp, only 25 kcal. Fruits are low in carbohydrates (5.88 g), almost no fat. But there is dietary fiber (3 g).
The benefits of eggplant for the body are explained by their composition:
- Vitamin E: this valuable substance is an effective antioxidant;
- vitamins Group B (pyridoxine, riboflavin, etc.) normalize the metabolism in the body;
- potassium has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart muscle;
- nicotinic acid;
- copper and phosphorus: these substances are useful for the skeletal system;
- calcium strengthens bones, eliminates fragility of blood vessels in people of different age groups;
- ascorbic acid and strengthens the immune system;
- Vitamin K is involved in the construction of cells.
Pectin contained in the pulp of fruits , helps to get rid of excess cholesterol, and fiber removes toxins.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6 contained in the fruit will help you get rid of mood swings and depression. The pulp of the fruit contributes to the production of red blood cells. As a result, hemoglobin rises in humans.
Eggplant helps treat gout. Due to frequent consumption, uric acid salts will come out of your body along with urine.
The fetus is low in calories, so it is recommended for overweight. This fruit helps to keep the skin in good shape.Eating helps to heal wounds on the skin and smooth out wrinkles. For women over 40, blue ones are an anti-aging pill.
Benefits for adults and children
Eggplants have healing properties. The composition of the berry includes flavonoids. These substances protect brain cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
This fruit is indispensable for women carrying children, it has the ability to increase hemoglobin.
Having a mild diuretic effect, eggplant helps relieve swelling. If a person suffers from constipation, he should eat stewed fruits.
Eggplants are useful in case of heart disease: 2 tablespoons of eggplant caviar per day will help you normalize the heart rhythm, strengthen the strength of the vascular walls.
Eggplants are great for children’s health, they strengthen immunity, resist viral infections.
Not only the fruit, but its peel is useful for lowering blood pressure. The skin of the fetus is dried, crushed. The powder is taken in a tablespoon 10 minutes before meals.
The skin is useful for bleeding gums, and the teeth have become too sensitive to cold and hot food. Dried peel powder pour boiling water. After 15 minutes, rinse your mouth with rinse.
Little blue ones can stop smoking.They contain nicotinic acid, which reduces the smoker’s cravings for tobacco products.
Only fresh fruits are good for eating. Overripe berries can cause significant harm. They accumulate solanine, which causes poisoning.
Poisoning with mature eggplants can be when eating fried fruits, which absorb a lot of oil. The calorie content of fruits after frying increases several times. Fiber in them is destroyed.
Raw eggplant is contraindicated, it is better to boil it or put out.
Symptom of poisoning:
- nausea, vomiting;
- intolerable colic in the stomach
Not any eggplant is healthy. If you feel sick through the fault of overripe blue ones, the next few days you need to adhere to strict dietary restrictions. Liquid cereals, milk and raw protein of chicken eggs will help you restore the normal functioning of the stomach and intestines.
Signs of overripe eggplant
- dark brown spots are visible on the skin of the fetus ;
- the stalk is stale;
- there are a lot of seeds inside the berry.
Cultures of white varieties are ideal for stewing. Solanine is practically absent in white berries. You should not expect such benefits from salted fruits as from baked and boiled vegetables. To flesh absorb less oil when frying, you should cut it into slices and leave it for 30 minutes in cool salted water.
The harm of the vegetable
The harm and benefits of eggplant are the cause of many discussions.
Contraindications to the use of eggplant:
- allergy ;
- severe kidney disease;
- pancreatic inflammation;
- susceptibility to iron deficiency anemia.
Also contraindicated in children under 3 years old.
The usefulness of eggplant for people with diabetes is a fact that needs no proof. So that the benefits of the fruits do not disappear, do not consume them too much. Fruits are low in carbohydrates, which can lead to hypoglycemia.
Are eggplants useful for nursing mothers, but you need to observe the reaction of the baby. If the baby has a rash on her face or stomach, it is better to refuse such a meal before breastfeeding.
Vitamins and minerals in the composition are beneficial affect metabolism, the function of the heart and blood vessels. The substances contained in the pulp of fruits help to strengthen the immune system, eliminate insomnia.
Not all cooking options contribute to the beneficial properties of eggplant. Fried fruit can bring people more problems than pleasure. Overripe berry negatively affects the body. People who have been diagnosed with kidney disease and gastritis should not be eaten.