Amazing Facts about Garden Egg and How to Prepare Garden Egg Sauce
Garden egg is a type of eggplant that is used commonly as a food crop in Nigeria and several other countries. It is an important crop that is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa.
There are various breeds of garden eggs around the globe and they vary in size, shape, and color.
The various breeds possess a color that ranges from green, purple, yellow, pink, black, and white and it weighs above 2kilo. Both the eggplant and the fruit (seeds, leaves, stem, and the garden egg skin,) is wholly edible in some countries.
Ghana and Ivory Coast remains the African countries that cultivate and produce garden egg in large scale. To be precise; a garden egg is among the first and second most important commodities sold and exported.
Garden egg is preferred to be eaten raw and when it is immature. In Massachusetts; it is packed Frozen and canned for sales and export. In Africa; it is dried and packaged for sale. When dried, it can last up to 3-4 months.
In most African countries; a garden egg is eaten raw but in many other countries; it is cooked, seasoned, steamed, deep and stir-fried, roasted, stewed, and barbecued for various delicacies as one deems fit.
Though it is nutritionally low in essential nutrients, it serves as a substitute for meat and animal protein in the meals of vegetarians.
Though not as nutritious as other common Vegetables; it does contain Polyphenols and other valuable chemicals that are anti-cancer in nature thus help to prevent cancer and tumor outbreaks as well as free radicals. It can also be used as a therapy in the treatment of cancer.
Garden egg is very rich in fiber thus preventing weight gain and obesity. It also gives a feeling of being full for a long time when eaten. It is effective against constipation, bowel movements, and aid digestion.
It contains antioxidants that help in the detoxification of some toxins in the liver hence it is a great tool in combating liver diseases.
It is also reported that garden egg reduces the absorption of glucose/sugar thus becoming a good source of blood sugar control and prevention of diabetes.
It also contains a considerable proportion of Vitamins and Minerals which is of paramount importance to developing fetuses during pregnancy.
It contains a colossal amount of iron and copper which aids in the development of red blood cells, therefore preventing anemia. It is also useful in the treatment of anemia and its related health challenges.
It has a considerable amount of manganese, calcium, and other minerals that are vital for bone development. It can be used to treat bone abnormalities.
Various garden egg delicacies are an everyday meal in many countries such as China, France, Spain, and India.
Making Garden Egg Sauce
- 8 pieces of garden egg
- 4 pieces of fresh pepper
- Hand full of crayfish
- 1 onion (chopped)
- Smoke dried fish
- Half cup of vegetable oil
- 1 knorr magi
- Salt to taste
Procedure for preparing garden egg sauce
- Wash the garden egg properly and cut into pieces then rap with a foil paper, place into a pot with water and heat until it is soft.
- Place the soft garden egg into a bowl and mash properly
- Blend the fresh pepper and crayfish
- Heat the vegetable oil, add salt and fry the chopped onions, blended pepper and crayfish
- Add the mashed garden egg
- Wash and add your smoke-dried fish
- Add the knorr Maggi and any other seasoning you may prefer
- Allow it to cook for 2minutes, taste and make any adjustment
- Then allow it to cook and fry properly before bringing it down
- You can serve hot with yam, boiled plantain or rice
Consumption of garden egg could result in some allergies in hypersensitive persons as it contains a high level of histamine. Some persons also develop allergies when eaten cooked.
Amazing Facts About Garden Egg And How To Prepare Garden Egg Sauce