Eggplant African Kibibi is one of the most widely grown eggplants. It is a famous local vegetable in tropical Africa. This species has leaves and fruits. The fruits are eaten fresh as well as cooked, steamed, pickled, or in stews with other vegetables or meat, while the young leaves can be used in soups and other vegetables.
Important points to note about the Eggplant African Kibibi
- The eggplant is a tropical perennial plant. It is also quite delicate. It is high in carbohydrates, low in calories, contains a load of nutrients.
- The fruit is egg-shaped
- It is somewhat glossy with white flesh and a fleshy texture/feel.
- The cut surface of the flesh easily turns brown when the fruit is cut open.
- It grows 1.3 to 4.9 ft tall, with broad, grossly lobed leaves.
- The fruit is light green, turning to orange-red when mature.
Some health benefits of the Eggplant African Kibibi
Reduction of Weight
Lifestyle specialists confirm that when it comes to weight loss and management, dietary fibre is one of the most significant considerations since it serves as a “bulking agent” in the digestive system. The compounds in the eggplant not only increase satiety but also suppress hunger. It is also understood from observations that an eggplant tends to minimize calorie consumption by making a human feel fuller for a longer period of time.
The cream-coloured flesh of the eggplant has a sweet-sour taste, owing to the presence of tiny quantities of nicotinoid alkaloids that it contains. This helps guard against blurred vision caused by glaucoma and increases overall vision.