Have you ever eaten scarlet eggplants? Do you like their slightly bitter taste?
If you like the fruit, you’ll love today’s video. If you don’t like them or haven’t tried them yet, I think one of these 8 reasons will make you curious to try them!
The benefits of the fruit start with its low calories – 90% of its contents are water.
Do you know what that means? It’s a great ally for those who want to lose weight.
With its few calories, it doesn’t lead to weight gain, and with its high water content, it has a diuretic effect.
Helps those who suffer from anemia
Scarlet eggplant is a good source of iron, so it’s great for treating anemia, especially iron deficiency anemia, which is anemia caused by the lack or decrease of iron levels in the body. Studies show that iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the world, which shows the importance of eating iron-rich foods.
Fights bad breath
The fruit is a strong ally in the fight against bad breath due to its bitter taste, which stimulates the salivary glands. The increased flow of saliva has a strong bactericidal effect, which provides fresher breath.
It’s good for the heart
Scarlet eggplant is an ally of the heart, as it helps regulate blood pressure. Studies suggest that thiamine supplementation may be beneficial for patients with heart failure. In addition, this fruit fights free radicals, one of the factors responsible for clogging and inflammation of the arteries, and helps reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood, which promotes cardiovascular health.
It also prevents vision problems
Because it’s rich in vitamin A, improves digestion because it’s rich in water and fiber, helps with constipation and reduces blood sugar levels, because it’s rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates. If you tried scarlet eggplant and didn’t like it because of its bitter taste, give it a second chance!
We’ll teach you how to get rid of its bitter taste now!
Take the Scarlet eggplant you want to use and cut it into four pieces. Then put the pieces in a container with enough water and a pinch of salt and let them sit for 15 minutes.
After this time, it’s ready to use! It will no longer taste bitter. Also, it’s important to remember that the fruit is suitable for consumption only when it’s a solid green color and should be discarded when it’s yellowish.
When buying, opt for fruits with green skin, smooth and shiny, without dark spots. Its shelf life is about 2 to 3 days. After this time they become inedible and change their taste and consistency.
Despite its reputation as a bitter and tasteless food, it’s versatile and can be eaten in different ways: raw or cooked, in salads, sautéed, as an accompaniment to roasts and even in juices.
A common recipe is scarlet eggplant juice with lemon, a mixture that’s very rich in vitamin C and helps remove toxins from the body.
Another option is the scarlet eggplant juice with cabbage, which also has a “detoxifying” effect. I hope you enjoyed learning more about this powerful fruit.
If you tried it, share your experience with us and tell us how you usually consume it.