Sunday, 9 October 2016


Eggplant (Solanum melongena), or aubergine, is a species of nightshade in the Solanaceae family grown for its edible fruit. Eggplant is the common name in North America and Australia, but British English uses aubergine. It is known in South Asia, Southeast Asia and South Africa as brinjal. Other common names are melongene, garden egg, or guinea squash.

The fruit is widely used in cooking and treated as a vegetable. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomato and the potato. It was originally domesticated from the wild nightshade species, the thorn or bitter apple, S. incanum, probably with two independent domestications, one in South Asia and one in East Asia.

Here is a vegetarian recipe for Eggplant Parmigiana.

This post is part of the Our Beautiful World meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme.


  1. Great color and pattern in your photos. Always loved eggplant both visually and to eat.

  2. Your eggplants are looking great!

  3. Beautiful eggplants which remind me of the two I'm cooking today.

  4. I love the bright vibrant colours

    Thank you for linking up

  5. Love eggplants, first the plant and then the fruits. It is such a delight to see them grow into their shape with such interesting colours.

  6. Perfectly purple!! Great shots for our prompt... Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

  7. Great colours, I love eggplant, we grow it in the garden and it's used a lot in Greek cooking. Thanks for sharing my Sunday photo

  8. Great shots... and we call them Aubergine in the UK not Eggplant



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