Pea Brinjal & Thai Stam

Produce Name : Red & Golden Cherry Tomato

Availability : All Round the Year

Egg plant is also known as the aubergine. Actually a fruit, egg plants contain many fine seeds. Skin colours range from a deep purple, almost black, to a light purple with creamy streaks to all white. It has a mild taste and is typically cooked with stronger flavours such as garlic, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices. Baby egg plants, also called Thai Stam or Pea Brinjal, are green egg plants not larger than marbles.

Nutritional Facts

Egg plants supply small amounts of a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and B group vitamins. The purple pigment in the skin contains high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins.

Medicinal / Therapeutic Use

Eggplants have a small amount of nutrients. They are naturally low in calories and unpeeled, they provide some fiber. There is also some folate and potassium.