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Pretty in Purple

The eggplant's texture and subtle flavor find a fit in varied cuisines

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2014

~~<p>The eggplant is quite an interesting and diverse vegetable. A relative of chili, bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, it's a vegetable that comes in a wide range of hues: white, green, red, orange, black and innumerable shades of purple. Eggplants range in shape from round to oval to long, and from pea to melon in size, depending on the variety.</p>
<p>The eggplant is an Old World nightshade with a history that traces from Africa to India and Southeast Asia, then to Spain, North Africa, Italy and France. Aubergine, its French name, has its roots in Sanskrit.</p>
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The eggplant is quite an interesting and diverse vegetable. A relative of chili, bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, it's a vegetable that comes in a wide range of hues: white, green, red, orange, black and innumerable shades of purple. Eggplants range in shape from round to oval to long, and from pea to melon in size, depending on the variety.

The eggplant is an Old World nightshade with a history that traces from Africa to India and Southeast Asia, then to Spain, North Africa, Italy and France. Aubergine, its French name, has its roots in Sanskrit. Login for more...



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