Did You Know?
Eggplants are actually fruits and not veggies. In fact, they are botanically known as berries.
Brief history of Eggplant
In British English and many other languages, eggplants are called aubergines or similar. Australian and American English use eggplant, though aubergine is seeing increased use in Australia. Aubergine comes from the French word for eggplant, which ultimately stems from (if we skip a bunch of steps) the Sanskrit vātiga-gama, which means “the plant that cures the wind.” Eggplants come in a lot of varieties, though in the States we mostly see the large, shiny, black globe eggplants unless you shop in ethnic grocery stores.