Eggplant is a plant in the family of Solanaceae grown around the world as an edible fruit. It’s known under many different names in different cultures. It’s most commonly purple and used in a variety of different culinary traditions and for many different purposes.
It’s most often eaten cooked, but like a potato its skin and seeds can all be used for food. It’s been brought to the US by the first settlers and it’s been widely used ever since.
- They are technically berries
- They have a high level of nicotine
- There’s a Japanese proverb: “The happiest omen for a New Year is first Mount Fuji, then the falcon, and lastly eggplant”