AGRICULTURE: EGGPLANT- Wikipedia Report + Slide Show on its surprising qualities

From Wikipedia –

Long Purple Eggplants

Eggplant (US,[1] Australia,[2] New Zealandanglophone Canada), aubergine (UK,[3] IrelandQuebec, and most of mainland Western Europe) or brinjal (South AsiaSingaporeMalaysiaSouth Africa)[4][5] is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit.

Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomatochili pepper, and potato, although those are of the New World where the eggplant, like nightshade, is Old World. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be eaten, but, like the potato, it is usually eaten cooked. Eggplant is nutritionally low in macronutrient and micronutrient content, but the capability of the fruit to absorb oils and flavors into its flesh through cooking expands its use in the culinary arts.         

It was originally domesticated from the wild nightshade species thorn or bitter appleS. incanum,[6][7][8] probably with two independent domestications: one in South Asia, and one in East Asia.[9] In 2018, China and India combined accounted for 87% of the world production of eggplants.


SLIDE SHOW ON EGGPLANT — Eggplant – it’s surprising qualities

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  • Satchi Rajaram  On 08/21/2021 at 2:49 am

    In Asia it is baigan not brinjal
    Brinjal is orchro

  • Satchi Rajaram  On 08/21/2021 at 3:04 am

    Sorry i was wrong ,you are correct

  • wally n  On 08/21/2021 at 10:47 am

    I never touched egg plant in Guyana. My doctor in Canada (retired) told us years ago, we were fortunate to eat better, organic, when we were growing up, and should try to continue here in Canada. Since my wife was in charge, she took his advice, and we started eating all of the ole country vegetables, including eggplant, which I now love, better now I know of the extra benefits.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 08/21/2021 at 2:17 pm

    Since accidentally discovering that eggplant lowers my blood pressure, I’ve added it to my diet.

  • Ron Saywack.  On 08/22/2021 at 8:55 am

    Roasted (over an open fire) baigan choka, mixed with onion, garlic, red wiri-wiri pepper, cumin, cilantro, etc. is one of my favourite Guyanese dishes, especially when used with fresh paratha roti.

    What I didn’t know about the dish is that in Asia, baigan choka is called baingan bharta. But, in my book, it will always be baigan choka.

    With regards to the fruit’s health properties in lowering blood pressure, as mentioned by Ms Bacchus, I was not aware of it. As a boy growing up in Vigilance, I used to cultivate the eggplant (among other things) in our family garden. It was such a delight to see them sprout and become fully grown. Maa’s cooking was always a treat!

    The eggplant is one of nature’s wonders!


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