Eggplant, also known as aubergine, is a member of the nightshade family. It is native to India and China, and has been cultivated for centuries. Today, eggplant is enjoyed all over the world in a variety of dishes. The taste of eggplant can range from mild to bitter, depending on the variety.
Eggplant is also available in a variety of colors, including white, purple, and green. The most common type of eggplant sold in supermarkets is the globe eggplant, which has dark purple skin and an oblong shape. Eggplants are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and have been shown to promote heart health. They can be eaten cooked or raw, and are often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes.
Check out our Eggplant Growing Guide for more information. You can also learn more about seed starting in your organic garden with our resource guide and buy everything you need with our Seed Starting Kit.