Aubergines at Get Fresh & Fruity Alton
Class 1 Produce from Netherlands
Although it’s technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a vegetable. It’s native to Southeast Asia, but is grown all over the world, and there are many different varieties. They include the bulbous, glossy, deep purple zeppelin type common to Mediterranean cuisine; the small and plump ivory-coloured aubergine from the United States and Australia (where it’s referred to as eggplant); or the much smaller varieties grown in Thailand. They all share the same mildly smoky flavour and a texture that is spongy when raw but soft when cooked.
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