Brinjal Purple Bharta has glossy skin and comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The flesh is creamy and spongy with numerous tiny, smooth edible seeds.
Storage and Uses
Brinjals are not good for a long time storing. So, consume within a few days and store in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight. The inner white flesh turns brown quickly once it's cut, so use it as soon as you cut them or refrigerate by placing the remaining on a bowl or plate, but avoid sealing, as it increases decay.
Brinjals are a prominent part of Indian dry and gravy curries. Also used in lentil soups, stews and rice items. Can be roasted, grilled, baked and stir-fried. Look up the popular Vaangibath recipe.
Brinjal Bharta is low in calories and extremely rich in dietary fiber and many phytonutrient compounds & antioxidants. They are also rich in B-complex vitamins and contain many necessary minerals like manganese & potassium and a fine amount of water content.
Purple Brinjals contain high amounts of anthocyanins that protect the body from health risks like inflammation and neurological diseases. These improve the flexibility of blood vessels, resulting in improved blood circulation.
It effectively treats enlarged spleen caused due to malaria. It helps in keeping blood sugar under control, lowers cholesterol and improves the digestive system.