22/10/2017
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Production, Packaging, Distribution

Eggplant

The eggplant grown in India and was first cultivated in China in the 5th century. In Europe and particularly in Italy showed up in the 14th century, when they quickly spread across the continent. Because of its bitter taste there was a delay in the use of cooking and until the 18th century it was used only as an ornament.

With the development of varieties with less bitterness, the eggplant soon found its role in cooking and today is one of the finest summer vegetables.

The eggplant has an antioxidant activity, which focuses on one anthocyanin, the nasunin. Animal experiments have shown that this substance protects brain cells from oxidative free radicals that exist and are created from various causes (stress, food, ultraviolet radiation, air pollution, etc.) in our body. So, eggplant belongs to that category of foods that should be consumed in abundance as it promotes the defense mechanism of our body against the dangerous effects of free radicals.

Furthermore, experiments on animals also showed that eating eggplant juice reduces cholesterol in blood. Indeed it was found that this action is not only due to nasunin, but to other substances (mainly terpenes), but also good content of dietary fiber.

Moreover, it is a good source of magnesium, a trace element that appears to promote the proper functioning of the brain – to the magnesium attributed partly the increased needs of people with stress (eg students in a period of testing for chocolate). It should be noted that a portion of eggplant contains about 25mg of magnesium, ie 10% of our daily needs.

Finally, the eggplant is a good source of vitamin B complex and especially thiamine, niacin, folate and pyridoxine, vitamins that their deficiency is associated with disorders of the central nervous system and thus the brain

 

In the Agricultural Cooperative "To Nisi", we produce certified eggplant with integrated management, the best quality of greenhouse eggplant you will find in Greece. The greenhouses in Ierapetra of Crete are facilities-standards for growing vegetables and of course are ideal for growing eggplants.

After harvesting, the products are packaged on the facilities of the cooperative which is certified with the ISO 22000:2005 standard and shipped the same day to the markets of Greece and abroad..

Agricultural Cooperative “To Nisi”
Τelephone - Fax: +30 28420 89609
1st km Ierapetra-Gra Lygia,
Papalakkoi, Ierapetra, Crete 72200, Greece