Eggplant, A Gift From China

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 6, 2009

Eggplants, or aubergines, or Guinna Squashes, are dark purple shiny veggies, which have great nutritional value and are used for cooking really delicious meals. These relatives of peppers and tomatoes came to the Western countries from China, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Eggplants are very popular in the Middle East and used for cooking a great variety of meals, starting from amazing stews with hard cheese and ending with deserts. These purple veggies were introduced in Europe in the end of the 17th century, and very soon a famous scientist and botanist Thomas Jefferson started cultivating eggplants in the US. Read the rest of this entry »