I just love this! Fat, huge, spongy eggplants that I bought from the supermarket. It is labelled Japanese eggplant. This is the first time I bought them and therefore, couldn’t resist taking photos from all angles.

However, a check on the internet at The Cook’s Thesaurus confirmed that this is not the Japanese version but looks like the American or Italian version. Hmmmm? Doesn’t matter really.

The websites have a huge library of eggplants photos and they are so cute. Do take a look at the various colours, sizes and shapes. Even the pea size brinjals are featured there.

Do you know that you can pick the sex of the eggplant by looking at it’s bottom? Here’s what The Cook’s Thesaurus said. I never knew that. Amusing.

Male eggplants tend to have fewer seeds, and are therefore less bitter than female eggplants. To sex an eggplant, look at the indentation at bottom. If it’s deep and shaped like a dash, it’s a female. If it’s shallow and round, it’s a male.

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