Aubergines - more commonly known as Eggplant or Brinjal - are spongy fruits that come in a wide range of colors and are widely used as a vegetable. The capability of the fruit to absorb oils and flavors into its flesh through cooking is well known in the culinary arts of the world.
Nutritional Facts: They are rich in fiber, low in calories and provide a range of nutrients. Recent studies of the phenolic compounds in eggplants show that they contains anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, and chlorogenic acid, a powerful free-radical scavenger. These function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Names in Other Languages: English - Brinjal, Guinea squash, Melongene, Eggplant • Malayalam - Vazhuthana, Vazhuthananga, Kathrikka • Hindi - Baingan, Baingan • Tamil - Kathirikkai • Telungu - Vankaya, Venkaya • Kannada - Badane, Badanekayi