eggplant fruit/vegetable benefits
Eggplant (Solanum melongena, better known in Java as eggplant) is a fruit-producing plant that is used as vegetables. Its origin is India and Sri Lanka.
Eggplant is often grown on an annual basis. This plant grows to 40-150 cm (16-57 in) in height. Wide leaf, with hard skinery. It measures 10-20 cm (4-8 inches) long and 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) wide. The semi-wild species are larger and grow to a height of 225 cm (7 ft), with leaves that exceed 30 cm (12 in) and 15 cm (6 in) in length.
The stems are usually thorny. The color of the flowers is from white to purple, with a crown that has five lobes. The stamens are yellow. The powdery fruit is fleshy, with a diameter of less than 3 cm for the wild, and larger for the planted variety.
Eggplant in processing can be combined with other food ingredients. Many types of eggplant are sold in the market. The price is not too expensive compared to other natural food ingredients. There are various types of eggplant, such as purple eggplant, Dutch eggplant, round eggplant and various other types.