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Is eggplant and purple the same color?
Eggplant is a dark purple or brownish-purple color that resembles the color of the outer skin of European eggplants. Another name for the color eggplant is aubergine (the French, German and British English word for eggplant). The first recorded use of eggplant as a color name in English was in 1915.
What is a white eggplant?
White eggplants are slightly curved and oblong, averaging 10-17 centimeters in length. The outer skin is smooth and bright white with one bulbous end that tapers slightly to a green calyx. The cream-colored inner flesh is dense with many, edible white seeds.
How do you know when to pick a white eggplant?
Harvesting: Pick when skin is glossy; dull fruit indicates over-ripeness. Both under-and over-ripe fruit tastes bitter. Pick white eggplants before skin turns yellow. Use pruning shears or a sharp knife to cut eggplants, keeping a short stub of stem attached.
Do you have to peel white eggplant?
Though you don't always have to peel a purple eggplant, you should peel a white eggplant before cooking because the skin is a bit thicker.