What is Eggplant?
The eggplant is a deep purple vegetable. Some varieties are lavender, or speckled with white and purple, others are a creamy white. The common variety is large and oblong with an extra round bottom. Some are globe shaped, while others are long, or miniature. The skin is thin and the inside is a cream colored and spongy flesh with tiny dark seeds. When cooked, eggplant takes on a light brown or tan color. When well cooked, it is soft and has a creaminess to its texture. The flavor is mild, acidic and nutty. It pairs well in many savory dishes across the world.