Round Purple" Thai Baby Eggplant Seeds " . Asian Vegetable
Thai Baby Eggplant Seeds -
- Maturity: Approx. 50-55 days
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
500-8500.Seeds per Oz
This vigorous, prolific variety can adapt to many different growing conditions. The round fruit is bright shiny purple, and grows up to 2" in diameter, weighing up to 3 ounces. It is popular in very popular in cuisines of India, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Warm season annual
In Asia this vegetable is called...
- China: si kwa, chieh tse, ai qwa, chan che zu, hon pee choi, makhua terung, ngai kwa, qie zi
- India: badanjan, baingan, baingun, bangai, bangain, bhanta, brinjal
- Indonesia: terong
- Japan: nasubi
- Malaysia: terung
- Philippines: talong
- Sri Lanka: wam batu
- Thailand: ma khuea yaao, ma kuea, mackhera, makau, makeu a kaou, makeu a keun, makhua terung, makhus terung, makua puong
- Vietnam: ca phao, ca tim
Warm season annual
Maturity: Approx. 40-50 days
Planting season: Late spring/summer
HOW TO GROW:
Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60Â°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.
One of the most versatile vegetables around - called the King of Vegetables by some cultures.
An essential ingredient in curry dishes.
Popular in Asian cooking - in green and red curry, Thai eggplants are quartered and cooked in the curry sauce where they become softer and absorb the flavor of the sauce.
Can be made into soups, purÃ©ed, stewed, stuffed, fried, pickled, cooked whole, used in salads, slices dipped in batter (fritters) or drizzled with olive oil and grilled or roasted.
Great for hors d'oeuvres, kebabs and other eggplant dishes.
The fruit while they are still green.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
Rich source of dietary fiber help regulates smooth bowel movements, lowers blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
One cup serving of eggplant would contain approximately 10% of the recommended dietary fiber.
Eggplants contain small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B-3 and vitamin B-6.
The potassium in the eggplants is beneficial for those suffering from low blood pressure levels and it also regulates the beating of the heart.
Other essential minerals include potassium, manganese, magnesium and copper.
Contain phytonutrients like flavonoids, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid.
The flavonoid Nasunin in eggplants, has high levels of antioxidant properties and is known to be a scavenger of free radicals, thus protecting the cells of the body. Nasunin is also known for its ability to protect the fats surrounding the cell membrane of the brain.
The chlorogenic acid it contains is known to be the most potent antioxidant that displays antimicrobial, antiviral and antitumor abilities and plays an important role in the prevention of many diseases.
Did You Know? Eggplants are also used as a trap crop for cucumber beetles.