Brinjal / Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Although often considered a vegetable, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to tomato and potato.
Southekayi (also written as ‘southekai’) is in local Mangalorean languages, a term given to the field marrow. It goes by several names such as yellow cucumber, Mangalore cucumber, Malabar cucumber & Madras cucumber too. Mangalore style cucumber(southekayi) sambar is prepared using fresh roasted spices and grated coconut.
aby corn actually comes from an ordinary corn plant but it is harvested before its prime. It’s crunchy with slightly sweet flavor. Health Benefits: Baby corn is full of Vitamins A and C, iron, folate, protein, manganese, thiamine, niacin and fiber. Corn is also a great source of ferulic acid, an anti-carcinogen. Fat-free, baby corn is recommended for those who want to lose weight. The iron and Vitamin C mean that your blood and your nervous system are healthier. Baby corn is an essential component of Chinese, Thai and other South Asian cuisines and is also versatile enough to be used in many dishes. How to Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Freeze for up to 2 months.
The edible part of the Banana stem is the inner portion of the fibrous stalk. The rough and hard outer layers are removed to reveal the stark white and sometimes yellowish green stem. Banana stem has a crisp texture and a mild flavor. Health Benefits: The high fiber content helps with weight loss, ulcers and heartburn. Banana stem is a diuretic which means it will help relieve symptoms and discomfort caused by your UTI. Being high in potassium and vitamin B6, banana stem helps regulate the body’s production of hemoglobin and insulin. Banana stems, when added as a regular part of your diet, can help to prevent kidney and gall stones.