Garden egg as solution to obesity, blindness


Garden eggGarden egg (Solanum melongena) is the fruit in season and for its lovers having steamed yam and stew made with garden egg is a delight. The benefits of eating garden eggs however extend far beyond ensuring that one’s desire for a good breakfast is satisfied.

From Cotonou to Harare, Mozambique to Senegal, this fruit is a highly valued delicacy and constituent of the African food. They also represent fertility and blessing. It is thus not uncommon to find them served during wedding ceremonies across the African continent.

Experts are encouraging people that wants to loss weight to eat more of its fresh form too just as they say that people that are told to protect their heart against cholesterol effects should make it their delight.

In a study undertaken to assess the influence of whole garden egg plant in comparison to apples and oats on serum lipid profile in rats fed a high cholesterol diet that were obtained from the animal unit of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, the results suggested that eating garden egg is better at reducing blood cholesterol than apple and oat.
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