Getting Excited About Eggplant

Eggplants (Solanum melongena) are members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which also includes peppers, tomatoes, goji berries, tomatillos, potatoes, tobacco, and petunias. The word eggplant in English dates to the British occupation of India, where white egg-shaped fruits were very popular in some areas, although in British English, it is now commonly referred to as aubergine. Brinjal, used in India, derives from the […]