Related to the tomato and pepper, the eggplant is named after the long egg shaped fruit, or the unique purplish colour of the fruit.; Eggplant will absorb the flavour of whatever it is cooked with, making it ideal for inclusion into many dishes. Historically in many parts of South Africa the Eggplant was considered a good substitute for meat.
Dark Purple club shaped fruit
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum Melongena
COMMON NAME: Eggplant; Brinjal Aubergine
AFRIKAANS NAME: Eiervrug