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Japanese Eggplant Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to Japanese eggplant products


About Japanese eggplant

Eggplants date back to the Old World, with China and India growing the bulk of them. Chinese eggplant production spread to Japan, and the Japanese successfully created newer varieties, including the Japanese eggplant. The country has produced eggplants for more than 12 centuries, and this vegetable is a symbol of good luck in Japanese culture.

Technically a fruit and not a vegetable, Japanese eggplants belong to the nightshade family along with tomatoes, potatoes, and other types of common produce. They have many different cultivars, with many falling into the 5- to 8-inch range when fully grown, although there are some that measure 2 to 3 inches.

They're long, oblong, and slender, usually found in different shades of purple with some almost a dark as black. Their thinner skin allows them to be more easily cooked and consumed compared to the thicker skin of globe eggplants. They also have a sweeter taste than globe eggplants and don't have a lot of seeds.

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