Brinjal Varikatri / Kathirikai is one of the bigger varieties of brinjals, deep purple in color. They have a shiny skin and come in broad variety of shapes, sizes and colors while the flesh is creamish and spongy in texture and contains several small, soft edible seeds. While the dissimilar varieties differ slightly in flavor and texture, it generally has a mild enjoyably bitter taste.
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Brinjal /Kathirikai effectively treats enlarged spleen caused due to malaria. They are a good source of dietary fiber which contains many cardio-protective factors and helps in keeping blood sugar under control, lowering cholesterol, improving the digestive system and assisting weight management.
Brinjal / Kathirikai Health Benifits:
1. Keep Diabetes in Control
The Brinjals / Kathirikai are a very rich source of fiber and low soluble carbohydrates. Thus they are highly beneficial for regulation of blood sugar levels and also to control the absorption of glucose.
2. Weight loss
The superfood is considered to be high in water content and low in calories(Just 25 calories per 100g).
3. Good for Heart
Eggplants helps in stabilizing the blood pressure levels and also brings down cholesterol levels. And also, being rich in Vitamin B-6, fiber, Potassium, and Phytonutrients like flavonoids, Brinjal helps lower the risk of heart diseases.
4. Good for Brain
Containing rich amounts of phytonutrients, Brinjals / Kathirikai can help protect your cell membranes. They are also known to boost memory function.
5. Promotes Bone Health
Eggplants contain good amounts of calcium, iron and phenolic compounds that help in making the bones stronger, increasing bone mineral density.
6. Brinjal / Kathirikai boosts Immunity
Being rich in Vitamin C and various anti-oxidants the superfood help in boosting up the immunity thus safeguarding you against harmful ailments and infections.
7. Good for Scalp
The vegetable is rich in vitamins and other nutrients that is good in giving a proper nourishment to your scalp.
Having a soft brinjal / Kathirikai regularly (along with some honey) after baking it directly over fire, may completely cure insomnia and your sleeping problems. Also, people suffering from chronic constipation can get relief by consuming brinjal / Kathirikai in their daily diet.