They hang from vines and some varieties actually look egg shaped- which is why the name 'Eggplants'. The skin is glossy and usually deep purple in color, while the flesh is creamish and spongy in texture. A much wider range of shapes, sizes and colors is grown in Asia. Colours vary from white, yellow to green as well as reddish-purple, dark purple, black etc. There is also a variety which is green brinjals with white striping. While the different varieties vary slightly in taste and texture, it usually has a mild bitter taste. more..
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