What is this "thing"?

eggplant - clear picture of an eggplant.
@nicanorr (1789)
Philippines
November 22, 2012 5:35pm CST
Please look at the picture. What is it? Fruit? Vegetable? Why? How should I cook it, so everybody would love and like to eat it often. Any good it will bring to the body when eaten. Please respond!
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@Fishmomma (11443)
• United States
24 Nov 12
What a great discussion, as I knew it was an eggplant, but not how to eat it. I have learned its related to the tomato and potato and comes in several different colors. I saw dishes that were stuffed, fried, baked and in salads. We certainly serve tomatoes and potatoes in our dishes the same way. The top producers of eggplant in 2010 were China, India, Egypt, Iran Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Italy and the Philippines, which shows me why eggplant is really expensive at my grocery stores. I grow tomatoes in my back yard and can easily grow potatoes also.
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Hi, Fishmomma! Try the different eggplant dishes suggested by fellow users above. They're really great. They make my mouth waters. I hope you'll love it after tasting.
• China
23 Nov 12
Oh,here in the south of China that's one of the most common vegetables that we eat often!And I ate it the day before yesterday!I should say it belongs to "melon",and it's call "eggplant" in English,we call it "??",I like eating it. Before cooking,you have to peel it into pieces and soak for a while,and first fry,then stew it for 5 to 10 minutes with a small fire on.When it's cooked well enough,it tastes good,but you had better cook it with some pork!
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Do your parents and siblings enjoy eating them? What best recipe do you do with eggplants. Do you plant them yourselves?
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
It is an eggplant and a vegetable. We prepare it with some other vegetables and mix it with fish sauce or you can just fry it with scrambled eggs usually prepare at breakfast. It is nutritious too. Good day!
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Good day, too, edvc77! Was it your dish this morning? Where do you get your supply of eggplants?
@prashu228 (25516)
• India
23 Nov 12
That is egg plant and we also call it Brinjal in our country. We can prepare lot of tasty dishes with the vegetable. Stuffed brinjal is one which is very tasty and one can never say no to it. Everyone will definitely like it.
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Hi, prashu228! Eggplant is "Brinjal" in your country; it's "tarong" in Samar and "talong" for the tagalogs in Luzon. It may really taste great as it bears names different in places.
@Scholera (57)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
23 Nov 12
It is an eggplant, although it is more commonly called an aubergine where I live (UK). It has a pretty bland taste, but it does absorb flavour well. Although eggplant is used in savoury dishes (such as ratatoullle, curry and the Greek dish moussaka), it holds its seeds on the inside, which makes it technically a fruit.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Eggplant is "aubergine" in your place. Its a new word added to my vocabulary. I wonder how eggplants taste when cooked into ratatoullle, curry and moussaka dishes.
@tetris15 (540)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
It's an eggplant my dear and it is a vegetable. You can do several things with an eggplant like frying it or make it an omelet. Eggplants provide dietary fibers which helps regulate and facilitate smooth bowel movements.
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@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
The picture I see is an eggplant. Its a vegetable. can be fried into a dish called omelet. It contains dietary fibers which is useful in facilitating smooth bowel movement. I like and admire the way the vegetable is presented. Is it good for old people?
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
3 Dec 12
It's an eggplant. My favorite recipe is slicing eggplant into thin circles, then with a little olive oil, fry in the frying pan. After frying to a light brown on one side, flip over and sprinkle that side with fresh Parmesan cheese. A quick, delicious way to enjoy Eggplant.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
Your eggplant recipe seems delicious to me. Definitely I'll have my wife try your dish. We may not have Parmesan cheese here but we'll try to look for a good substitute. Thanks ZoeJoy!
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
30 Nov 12
Hi, it is brinjal. In our city we have brinjal of light green color and have different shapes small, big, round etc. We use it as vegetable and prepare some dishes like cutlet or pakoda etc. It is good in cold weather as it provides heat to our body.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Thanks for responding. You are the 3rd to have brought the name brinjal to my attention. Yes, my wife has cooked vegetable including brinjal and we found it okay to the taste. Is brinjal plentiful in your country?
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 12
Perhaps this vegetable is your available in your side, so you don't know what it is. Whereas this vegetable is quite common here and it is called eggplant. I think any kinds of the vegetables are good for the health. You can fry it with some meats and it tastes well.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
24 Nov 12
Fry eggplants together with meats. Aren't you joking? Yes, it will taste great because of the meat. If we'll do that in the house, I'll prefer eating the meat more than the eggplants. he! he!