Eggplant, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Eggplant has spiny stem that can grow from 16 to 57 inches in height.
  2. Eggplant develops large green, deeply lobed leaves.
  3. Eggplant produces star-shaped, white or purple flowers. They contain both types of reproductive organs (pistil and stamens) and can perform self-pollination.
  4. Fruit of eggplant belongs to the group of berries. The most popular types of eggplant are oval shaped and covered with smooth, glossy, purple colored skin. Flesh is whitish or creamy colored and has spongy texture.
  5. Some varieties of eggplant produce white, lavender, green or red-striped fruit that can be elongated, rounded or pea-shaped.
  6. Size of the eggplant (fruit) depends on the variety. It ranges from 1.2 to 12 inches in length.

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