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What are the varieties of eggplants?

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Eggplant comes in these varieties:

  • Dusky or classic -- the familiar eggplant shape with shiny purple skin
  • Epic -- teardrop-shaped with purple-black skin
  • Black bell -- pear-shaped with glossy black skin
  • Ghostbuster -- long, white, oval
  • Ichiban -- long, thin, purple
  • Slim Jim -- thin, bright purple
  • Easter egg -- small, oval in white, orange, yellow, or green

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Best Vegetables for Arthritis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Arthritis: Should You Avoid Nightshade Vegetables?"

Current Pharmaceutical Design: "Polyphenols: Potential future arsenals in the treatment of diabetes."

EatFresh.org: "Eggplants."

Exploratorium: "What Can I Do About Bitter Eggplant?"

Food Chemistry: "Effect of glycosylation patterns of Chinese eggplant anthocyanins and other derivatives on antioxidant effectiveness in human colon cell lines," "Health benefits and bioactive compounds of eggplant."

Mutation Research: "Eggplant fruits protect against DNA damage and mutations."

Purdue: "History and Iconography of Eggplant."

The National Gardening Association: "Eggplants: Plant Care and Collection of Varieties."

The University of Arizona: "The Elegant Eggplant."

University of Illinois Extension: "Eggplant."

University of Maine: "Eggplant."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Basic Report: 11209, Eggplant, Raw."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on August 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Best Vegetables for Arthritis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Arthritis: Should You Avoid Nightshade Vegetables?"

Current Pharmaceutical Design: "Polyphenols: Potential future arsenals in the treatment of diabetes."

EatFresh.org: "Eggplants."

Exploratorium: "What Can I Do About Bitter Eggplant?"

Food Chemistry: "Effect of glycosylation patterns of Chinese eggplant anthocyanins and other derivatives on antioxidant effectiveness in human colon cell lines," "Health benefits and bioactive compounds of eggplant."

Mutation Research: "Eggplant fruits protect against DNA damage and mutations."

Purdue: "History and Iconography of Eggplant."

The National Gardening Association: "Eggplants: Plant Care and Collection of Varieties."

The University of Arizona: "The Elegant Eggplant."

University of Illinois Extension: "Eggplant."

University of Maine: "Eggplant."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Basic Report: 11209, Eggplant, Raw."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on August 07, 2019

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