North Eastern region of India, one of the global hot-spot, is also bestowed with various wild species of egg plants, Solanum incanum is one among them. It is highly neglected plant of this region despite the fact that it is a promising candidate for having both nutritional as well as medicinal value. Solanum incanum belongs to family Solanaceae which have global distribution due to its wide adaptive capacity. It is also one of the largest family of flowering plants consisting of numerous wild plants whose nutritional value is yet to be elucidated. The main objective of this present study is to elucidate its nutritional and economic importance among the local community through proximate analysis. Further work on this plant may bring out its additional value.
Ranjeet Patel, Varun Tyagi, RKR Singh, Mallesha, PS Raju. Nutritional analysis of Solanum incanum L. (Bitter Brinjal) cultivated in north east region of India. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 130-134