African aubergine

[English] plural African aubergines

African aubergine describes any of a large number of plants, closely related to the aubergine (US: eggplant), including gnagnan and diakhatous. They produce rather bitter fruits, slightly smaller than commonly available aubergines, that are cooked, usually fried, before eating. They are grown and cooked in the same way as aubergines and are small and well-flavoured. Many are actually grown in Europe.

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