why eggplant is called eggplant

Eggplants name

Have you ever wondered why an eggplant is called like that? The most common is a purple eggplant, that despite being a fruit is eaten as a vegetable, and does not like an egg at all. However eggplant has more variaties of colors and shapes. A white eggplant is the one that suggests the origin of its name. White eggplant fruits look like goose eggs hanging from a bush.

Purple eggplant flowers Purple, most commonly sold and
grown eggplant. 
White eggplant.

Eggplant facts

Eggplant originates from India and has been introduced to Europe by Arabs through Mediterranean region. Currently eggplant is cultivated worldwide with China being the main producer. Eggplant is the nicotine richest eatable plant. However, the amount is very small and 9kg of eggplants contain as much nicotine as a cigarette [1].

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