Why Do They Call Aubergine An Eggplant?


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The Aubergine, scientifically known as Solanum melongena, commonly termed as Brinjal, is used as vegetable in cooking. It is one of the most common item among vegetarian dishes. It is a low calorie and high potassium content food, especially good for people suffering from diabetis, hypertension and obesity.

The name Aubergine is given by British. There are various names of this vegetable among different cultures and languages. This vegetable is referred to as 'Eggplant' in United States and Canada. It is assumed that the name came from the fact that prior to 1700s' the main European cultivation of this vegetable were white or yeallowish and roughly the size of a goose egg, and hence it was named as Eggplant.

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