Is Eggplant A Vegetable Or A Fruit?

is eggplant a fruit?


The eggplant, is a one of a kind produce that is known for it's purple color. When people think purple and vegetable, the first automatic response would commonly be eggplant. But similar to characteristics of fruits, eggplants do contain seeds. So, what is an eggplant really? Is it a vegetable, or is it a fruit?

This may come as an unexpected shock to you, but....EGGPLANT is a FRUIT!

The eggplant or also known as aubergine and brinjal in different parts of the world, is a plant that is part of the family Solanaceae, genus Solanum. Believe it or not, the eggplant is related to the tomato and the potato! They are grown and consumed for their edible fruit, but may become bitter with age. Botanically also classified as a berry.

These are some very interesting facts that most people do not know of. On the surface, the look and taste of the eggplant can be very deceiving. But this amazing, one of a kind fruit is more than meets the eye!


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