Eggplant, Anticancer Medicine And Trusted to Overcome Mens Sex Problem

By Anggita Saturday, November 10, 2012

One more an easily available and cheap food, but very much usefulness to health. Eggplant is a nutrient-rich food that can lower blood cholesterol, containing anticancer agent, as a contraceptive, and believed to increase libido.

Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a plant native to tropical regions thought to have come from Asia, particularly India and Burma. Of the region, the eggplant and then spread to China in the 5th century. From China later spread to the Caribbean, Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa, South America and other tropical regions.

Furthermore, the eggplant spread well into subtropical countries, such as Spain, and other countries in the European region. Since the area is very wide spread, the name for eggplant is very diverse, which is eggplant, gardenegg, aubergine, melongene, eierplant, or eirefruch.

Type of Eggplant
Eggplant is one of the popular fruits vegetables walks. Eggplant plants including one relative with takokak plant (Solanum torvum), Leunca (Solanum nigrum), tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum), and potato (Solanum tuberosum). Eggplants can grow well at altitudes up to 1,200 meters above sea level.

Eggplant flowers are hermaphrodite flowers, the androgynous. In one there is the male flowers (stamens) and female genitalia (the pistil). Eggplant flower shaped like a star, blue or violet, bright to dark. Pollinated flowers can take a cross and self-pollinated.

Eggplant fruit is the fruit of a true single, thick fleshy, soft and watery. Hanging fruit on the fruit stalk. In general, there is a single stalk of eggplant, but there also has more than one. Seeds are dispersed in large quantities and in the flesh. Leaf sheath attached to the base of fruit, green or purple.

Eggplant fruit is very diverse, both in shape, size, or color, depending on the variety. In terms of fruit shape, some round, round-long and half-round. Fruit size varies from small, medium, and large.

Fruit skin color varies from purple, whitish green, white, white, purple, and black or dark purple. Inside the fruit are seeds in bulk, flat-shaped, light brown. Seeds are the reproductive or generative plant propagation.

A common type of eggplant is the eggplant Wren traded, eggplant kopeks, craigi eggplant, eggplant fields, eggplant bogor, and Japanese eggplant. Wren eggplant salad is generally made, so it is often also referred to as the eggplant salad. The fruit is a small round purple or purplish white, crunchy texture, it feels unpleasant but not bitter.

Eggplant flaccid length has the form of a round, the tip is blunt, straight, purple, green, purple, or green. It was slightly sweet and the texture of the flesh is soft.
Eggplant craigi have fruit elliptic (straight or curved), purple or mauve, and tapered edges. Eggplant elliptic field, it's green and white striped, sweet but slightly sour.

Eggplant bogor has a large round fruit, so it is also known as eggplant coconut. It is white or whitish green, crunchy texture, taste slightly sweet and slightly bitter (chelate). Besides local variety, widely grown in Indonesia also introduced varieties of eggplant, which comes from abroad. Variety is the introduction of the best known Japanese eggplant.

Japanese eggplant has a variety of forms, namely cylindrical, oblong, oval or round, as well as skin color purple to dark purple shiny. Japanese eggplant varieties are well known Moneymaker 2 and black shine.

Currently in Indonesia planted many varieties of brinjal hybrids. The advantages of hybrid varieties is high production, crisp and tender texture, tastes good, and has a high resistance to pests and plant diseases. Examples of hybrid varieties: farmers long and extra long (from Taiwan); early bird, black dragon, vista, long tom, and a money maker 2 (from Japan).

Prevent Hypertension
Eggplant nutritional composition varies, depending on variety, planting location, and age of fruit at harvest. Although the three types of vegetables is a close relative, a slightly different nutritional composition. Tekokak and Leunca had higher levels of energy, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C were higher than eggplant.

Eggplant excellence lies in the levels of potassium (potassium) is high, which is about 217 mg/100 g, as well as levels of sodium (sodium) is very low, which is 3 mg/100 g. High levels of potassium and low sodium very beneficial for health, especially in the prevention of hypertension.

In addition, the eggplant contains dietary fiber in many goodly amount of 2.5 g/100 g, so it is good for the maintenance of the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamins are quite prominent on the eggplant is folic acid, with levels of 19 micrograms per 100 grams of material.

In terms of economics, the eggplant has a higher value than tekokak and Leunca. Processed form of eggplant are also more varied, so are preferred by the public.

Just a myth
Suggestion that a man should not eat eggplant because it can lower libido is a myth. The myth arose because the male sexual organ to associate with eggplant and soft texture due to lackluster cooking process. This assumption is simply not true. By contrast, in the eggplant fruit contains essential substances that actually beneficial to health, including in matters of sex.

Traditionally, the eggplant plants are used as medicine for the treatment of swollen gums, inflammation of the mouth, hemorrhoids, ulcers in the nose, fractured bones, facilitating urine, and fever. It is still practiced in many areas today.

Eggplant skin contains many flavonoids and other antioxidants, which may help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Eggplants also contain terpene compounds that can lower cholesterol levels. A study using guinea pigs showed that administration of eggplant juice can lower cholesterol levels and improve blood flow.

Eggplant fruit also contains chlorogenic acid compounds (chlorogenic acid), which is one type of antioxidants, which according to some research results have anticancer activity, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties, and has the ability to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). Eggplants are also known to contain trypsin inhibitor, which is a component that is believed to help neutralize cancer-causing cells.

Several types of eggplant, such as Solanum khasianum, Solanum laciniatum, and Solanum grandiflorum, is known to contain alkaloid compounds such solasodin in high enough amounts, between 2.0 to 3.5 percent. These compounds can be used as raw material for oral contraceptives, the pill for the sake of family planning programs.
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