The Many Benefits of Garden Egg

Garden Eggs

Garden Eggs has many health benefits. It can help you to lose weight as well as prevent other cardio-vascular diseases

By Chinwe Okafor  |  Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT

PEOPLE who want to lose weight can achieve it now by consuming plenty of garden eggs. According to Jummai Hassan, a nutritionist with Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, garden egg also known as eggplant “have low calorie, low sodium, low protein and is very high in dietary fibre and potassium. It’s a fruit that is classified under vegetables and anyone who really want to lose weight should eat fresh garden egg.

“When you take garden egg, it fills the tummy because of its fibre content which reduces the food you consume, thereby reducing the calories and body weight.” She said that the high fibre content in eggplant helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting the heart. According to her, garden eggs help to regulate the blood pressure and maintain and regulate the function of the heart.

She said that because of the high fibre and low soluble carbohydrate content of the eggplant, it controls glucose absorption and reduces the risk of hypertension and is very low in calorie content, such that when a diabetic person consumes it, it suppresses the sugar level and brings the blood pressure down. She added that garden eggs have anti-ulcer remedy, which could be used as a treatment for ulcer while noting that they do not protect one from having ulcer but that the anti ulcer content in the fruit suppresses the ailment.

Also, a study conducted by S. A. Igwe, Dora Akunyili and C. Ogbogu, published in the 2003 issue of the journal of Ethnopharmacology on ‘Effects of Garden Egg on some visual functions of visually active Igbos of Nigeria’, found out that eating plenty of garden egg can help lower eye pressure in persons with glaucoma.


Garden eggs, could be eaten raw or cooked. The garden egg plant apart from being a source of vegetable also has numerous health benefits which are essential for the overall development of the human body.  Its acceptability cuts across religious, tribal, cultural and ethnic groups in Nigeria, hence the wide usage of the garden egg plant.

Garden egg fruit is beneficial and nourishing to the body because it is rich in vitamin which provides the body with both soluble vitamin and water soluble vitamins; they are rich in thiamine required for normal growth and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system and niacin needed for cellular respiration. Garden egg is one of the anti cancer fruit which has been used for over decades, to fight against cancer and other diseases.

In Most African countries, this fruit is a highly valued delicacy and constituent of the African food. It also represents fertility and blessing and thus, common to find it served during wedding ceremonies in some communities across the African continent. For weight reduction, garden egg is the perfect recipe for achieving weight loss within a short period of time because it is very low in calorie content.

This is why experts are encouraging people that want to lose weight to eat more of the fresh form, just as people that are told to protect their heart against cholesterol effects should make it their delight. Ndubuisi Nwakakwa, physician/consultant Acupuncturist at Green leaves clinic and Acupuncture center, Ilasamaja, Lagos, said that garden egg has the power of reducing a high level of blood cholesterol level which is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart diseases.

According to him when cooked in oil, it contains more than 300 calories due to absorption of extra fat. “Even though garden egg is generally said not to contain huge amount of protein and other nutrients, it is low in sodium and very rich in high dietary fibre, it is also high in potassium, a necessary salt that helps in maintaining the function of the heart and regulates blood pressure. Nwakakwa said that the benefits of garden egg to the human body are numerous.

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  1. Dora Akunyili,
    Your writing about garden egg appears slightly informative but not clinically adequate to be used as extensive pharmacognosical & pharmacological work in human. Therefore, both the pharmacological and pharmacognosical aspects in your research conclusion definitely would need more serious work
    It is not sufficient to simply quote Ndubuisi Nwakakwa’s opinion about garden eggs. You would need to educate readers about the size of the population that participated in the study. Whether the study was conducted among male Igbo race or both female and male groups. What was the age range that you used. Such a study that only implies racial demography may not enjoy universal clinical acceptance.
    Furthermore, you need to tell us the percentage of niacin, fiber, potassium and cholesterol, Let us know the quantity that a person would need to eat before he or she can start to lose weight. Please do more work on this very interesting study to make it internationally acceptable in the Alternative Medicine profession. Thank you and continue with the good work.
    Ambrose Ekundayo

  2. The hints on the nutritional value of garden egg is indeed very useful and as for me, it only amplified a personal experience and discovery some years ago.

    However, i find it most interesting in the follow-up comments by Ambrose Ekundayo, who has subjected the assertion to further academic exercise and
    adequate scientific analysis. Please don’t stop at that, ride on for knowledge sharing and benefits for mankind.

  3. I am very happy to discovered in Internet about the work or the functions of Garden Egg Plant ( Garden Egg).It is wiidely known in my country for preparing Soup, Stew and we don`t understand why in most cases our parents use it.
    Now that you made it known to us, I will also try and send you feedback
    P K Mensah

  4. This write up is apt especially these days a lot of chinese food supplements are marketed at high prices to our people. Please if you can research and educate us further on the composition of the nutrients and possible dosage on need to take to achieve expected result. High regards to u.

  5. This information is good but more researches need to be done on quantity to be consumed..


  7. Yea, this is a good information and idea. Pls which is the best, eating raw or cook in oil?

  8. I notice that garden egg is also good for curing cough, base on my experience. You can give it a trial to know if it actually works.

  9. It aides digestion, calm the system. Makes one sleep like baby.can’t say it all.Go out ,get it fifty naira only

  10. good,I love this write up because it help me to learn more about the fruit.thanks so much writers.

  11. For all those who have ulcer which ever type I had it before I will inform all involved the once and for all cure you will find in your garden.
    You do not need to do any thing but get some mature Aloevera peel the outside and eat the gel continually and it will go free advice it worked for me no matter how advanced the ulcer is.

  12. I appreciate your writes up on the benefits of garden/plant eggs. Kindly tell us more because we have different types-white, green. Do they deliver the same and if not which should you consume more because this was hidden in your thesis. The reply could be sent to my email. Thanks.

  13. All you said about garden is true, it a nature vegetable I don’t think that it has dosage though anything over eaten must have effect and effect of over eaten garden egg is the lost of weight . Thank you

  14. It is good for u to eat garden egg those of u dat in the morning after waking up u spit around before brushing eat small-garden egg

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