Eggplant is a flowering vegetable and native to India.
Ranging in color from rich purple to white and varying in length from 2 to 12 inches, these giant berries are a member of the Nightshade family, which also includes tomaotes and potatoes.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=933
Selecting and Storing Eggplant
Choose an eggplant with firm, smooth-skin that`s heavy for its size. Avoid those with soft or brown spots. Becasue eggplants become bitter with age, they should be stored in a cool, dry place and used within a day or two of purchase.