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Exploring the Eggplant Spectrum

BY CelebritiesInside

This is the most common type of eggplant found in grocery stores, with a large, round or oval shape and deep purple color.

Classic Globe Eggplant

Slender and elongated, Japanese eggplants are usually a vibrant purple color. They have a sweeter taste and tender texture, making them ideal for stir-frying and grilling.

Japanese Eggplant

Similar to the classic globe eggplant but smaller in size, Italian eggplants are often used for dishes like eggplant parmesan. They have a mild flavor and a tender texture.

Italian Eggplant

These eggplants are ivory or pale green in color, with a similar shape to the classic globe eggplant. They have a mild, slightly sweet flavor.

White Eggplant

Also known as baby eggplants, these are small, round, and often used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. They come in various colors, including purple, green, and white.

Indian Eggplant

Small and round, Thai eggplants are often used in Thai curries. They can be green or white and have a slightly bitter taste.

Thai Eggplant

This Italian heirloom variety has a round, squat shape and features a stunning lavender and white streaked skin. It has a creamy texture and a mild, sweet flavor.

Rosa Bianca Eggplant