Eggplant hanging from the vines of a plant

Eggplant (Solanum
melongena), also known as aubergine, brinjarl or Guinea Squash is an
economically important vegetable crop widely cultivated in the tropics,
subtropics and warm temperate regions (Sihachaker et al.1994). It originated
from South East Asia (Lester and Hasan 1991) and belongs to the Solanaceae
family. Eggplant is a best source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. And
also it is good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and
vitamin K. Eggplant also contain phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic
acid. Eggplant grow in a manner much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a
plant that grows several feet in height. Although  the different varieties do range slightly in
taste and texture, one can generally describe the eggplant as having a
pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture.

Eggplant are rich
sources of phenolic compounds that function as antioxidants. Eggplant is predominant
phenolic compound found in all varieties tested is chlorogenic acid include
antimutagenic (anti-cancer), antimictrobial , anti-LDL (bad cholesterol) and
antiviral activities.

Foliar
fertilization is the most efficient way to increase yield and plant health. Foliar
feeding can increases yields from 12% to 25% when compared to ordinary
fertilization. It is effective method for correcting soil deficiencies and
overcoming the soil’s inability to transfer nutrients to the plant under low
moisture conditions, on the other hand foliar nutrients are mobilized directly
into plant leaves, which is the goal of fertilization to begin with, increasing
the rate of photosynthesis in the leaves, and by doing so energize nutrient
absorption by plant roots.

Seaweeds have been
harvested for food, fertilizer and medicine for thousand of years. Seaweeds
have been used for many years to replenish the soil and promote plant growth. A
long history of coastal people using seaweeds, especially the large brown
seaweeds to fertilize nearby land. In all cases the addition of the seaweeds
increased water holding capacity and plant growth, so seaweeds simultaneously
solved environmental pollution problems and produced a useful organic
fertilizer.

Seaweeds are 100%
natural fertilizers   that have
been used for generation of farmer living near the coast. They are rich in
elements (N, P, K) in vitamins, plant hormones and trace element, providing
plants with all the nutrients they need for growth. Their water retention
properties keep the soil most even in drought. Seaweed is rich of vitamins,
minerals, and fiber, and can be tasty.

Many seaweeds
contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents. The medicinal effects have
been tested for thousands of years; the ancient Romans used them to treat
wounds, burns, and rashes. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that the ancient
Egyptians may have used them as a treatment for breast cancer.

Some seaweeds do,
in fact, have powerful cancer-fighting agents that researchers hope will eventually
prove effective in the treatment of malignant tumors and leukemia in people. Although
dietary soy was long credited for the low rate of cancer in Japan, this
indicator of robust health is now attributed to dietary seaweed.

Seaweed fertilizer
is a nontoxic, foliar feed, derived from Sargassum spp. These particular
seaweeds are rich in minerals, amino acids, trace elements and natural plant
stimulants known to promote the vigorous growth and rooting of plants.
Stringent quality

control producers,
commencing with the selection and grading of the raw seaweed combined with
continuous testing through the extraction process ensures the content of these
critical elements in seaweeds and their availability to promote healthy plant
growth.