7 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Garden Egg (And Side Effects)

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Garden Egg
We'd be seeing 7 amazing health benefits of eating garden eggs and some side effects of consuming it excessively.
Eggplant (also known as aubergine or brinjal) is a plant specie of in the nightshade family Solanaceae and grown worldwide for its edible fruit.

In Nigeria, the garden is commonly grown in the northern parts but some other varieties like the aubergine are common in Asia and South Africa and come in purple colour.
There are also other varieties like the 'White Eggplant' that come in plain white colour, with no bitterness and resistant to the tobacco mosaic virus.

7 Health Benefits The Eggplant

We'd be running through some amazing health benefits of the eggplant, don't forget to drop us a comment and share with your friends.

• It promotes healthy bones

Due to the presence of minerals like manganese, magnesium, vitamin K, folate, copper and vitamin C in garden eggs, it aid in bone strengthening and general bone health.
Regular consumption of eggplant is  highly beneficial in reducing the risk of osteoporosis and bone degradation.

• It is rich in Vitamin B

The eggplant is rich in vitamins B’s such as niacin, thiamin, B6 and pantothenic acid that aid the body's fat and protein usage.
Vitamin B also plays a vital role in promoting good health and well-being. It aids in the development of brain while ensuring the smooth functioning of the body's immune system.

• It aids in Digestion

Eggplants, just like the guava are rich in fibre and aid in controlling of bowel movement and proper digestion of food.
In fact, they are believed to be one of the best sources of dietary fibre which is an essential element in any balanced diet.

• It promotes weight loss

Eggplants, especially the greenish varieties contain low carbohydrates and calories which are essential for weight management.
So if you have been looking for a tips on how to lose your weight, I guess you should start including eggplant to your daily diet.

• It prevents Anaemia

Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells in your body. Red blood cells help in distributing oxygen around the body using haemoglobin.
Anaemia means that the either the haemoglobin or red blood cells level in the body is lower than normal.

Due to its rich content of iron (which aids in the increase of red blood cells) and copper, garden egg aids in fighting against anaemia.

• It prevents heart diseases

Garden eggs are rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin) and vitamin B6 (niacin) which are essential for the proper functioning of the heart and cellular respiration.
Thiamin deficiency leads to cardiovascular problems while niacin helps in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.

• It also aids in the prevention of Diabetes

Garden eggs are good sources of soluble fibre and carbohydrates which in turn help in controlling/preventing diabetes.
According to FineLib.com, foods rich in carbohydrate and fibre help in regulating the blood sugar levels and glucose absorption.
7 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Garden Egg

These are some of the health benefits of the Garden Egg. In addition to the ones already listed above, health experts also suggest that garden eggs might aid in regulating the blood pressure.

Side effects of the Garden Egg

Inasmuch as the eggplant has so  many awesome health benefits, health experts also advise people against eating it excessively.
Eggplants belong to the family plant of nightshade which can cause allergies like rashes, itchiness, nausea and swelling of the throat.
It contains a potassium, which can lead to vomiting or stomach upset when consumed excessively. Excess fibre can also cause constipation, diarrhoea or  difficulty in nutrients absorption.

Is it advisable to consume eggplants when pregnant?

About the pregnant women, eggplants contain folate which is important for the development of the brain and cognitive abilities in the baby.
It also aids in regulating the sugar level while reducing the harmful cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels in your blood. It also regulates the blood pressure.

Despite these benefits listed, eggplants may not be the best vegetable to have during pregnancy. Let’s see why.
It contains phytohormones that have menstruation-stimulating properties. According to the book 'The way of Ayurvedic Herbs' by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra, eating brinjal in excess amounts during pregnancy can be believed to induce labour.
Eggplants may also trigger allergic reactions such as itchiness on the arms, lips and legs, stomach pain, cough, hives and diarrhoea.


Regular consumption of eggplants is good as it has so many awesome health benefits. You should however avoid consuming it in excess. Remember, everything that has advantages has disadvantages.
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