Brinjal/ Aubergine

American: Eggplant
Tamil: kathirikkai
Telugu: vankaya
Hindi: baingan

It is an elongated or rounded vegetable with a smooth, shiny, purple skin covering a light firm flesh. A white variety also exists. Aubergines are available in many shapes. They can be long and cylindrical, plump and oval, rounded and small or elongated.Aubergines have a low energy value (30 calories per 100 grams) and are rich in potassium and calcium. The larger and older fruits have more seeds. The aubergine has a pronouned flavour


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