Brinjal Facts The leaves of the Eggplant or Brinjal are poisonous, but the fruit is tasty. Its scientific name is Solanum melongena, but it’s most widely known as eggplant or aubergine. Brinjal is used like a vegetable but classified as a fruit. The  raw fruit can have a somewhat bitter taste, but becomes tender when … Read more


Cabbage Facts Cabbage, one of the oldest vegetables, continues to be a dietary staple and an inexpensive food. The cabbage is derived from a leafy wild mustard plant, native to the Mediterranean region. It was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans; Cato the Elder praised this vegetable for its medicinal properties, declaring that “it … Read more


Capsicum Facts The name of the genus of pepper plants of the nightshade family, capsicum also refers to the fruit of the plants. Capsicum takes its name from the Greek, ‘to bite,’ a reference to the hot pungent properties of the fruits and seeds. Capsicum has been used as a digestive aid to ease intestinal … Read more