Buzzy Eggplant Half Long Violet
The eggplant (Solanum melongena) is also called "eggplant" or "egg fruit" called. The name is derived from the English eggplant. Namely wild eggplants have the size and color of a chicken egg. In old terms also talks of 'melanzaanappel.
The word "eggplant" comes from the Sanskrit word "vatinganah" which faarten, puffing or leave means. The Sankskriet was in Persian "badingan", then in Arabic "as al-badhinjan". In Catalan, the "alberginia" and this was corrupted by the French to eggplant. The English took the word about in the late eighteenth century.
For some time it is also plenty of vegetables grown by Dutch growers. In China and India, this vegetable is known for thousands of years.
The eggplant we know, has a glossy dark purple skin and almost white flesh. The taste is very neutral. This has the advantage that eggplant can be combined. With almost any other ingredient, In particular, 'solid' seasonings like garlic or fragrant green herbs like marjoram and basil. Another advantage is that eggplant contains a lot of healthy fiber and provides only 16 kcal per 100 grams.
Eggplant in the kitchen
Eggplant can sometimes taste bitter. The vegetables, sliced??, sprinkle with salt and (weighted for example with a flat plate with a full tin) pressure ± 30 minutes to leave, pulling the bitter substances from the eggplant. Rinse the slices then under cold running water and pat dry with a cloth. Now you can bake the eggplant. You can also take the eggplant slices blanch in boiling water. Then the eggplant can still be processed.
Never eat raw eggplant. The substance solanine (which when heated vanishes) can cause stomach and intestinal complaints. Freezing is only in edited form.
02070 Eggplant Half Long Voillette
Eggplants, half-length violet. A pear-shaped, dark violet fruit. The "meat" of the fruit is delicious in many dishes: steamed, boiled or stir-fried. Sowing: in January in a seed tray in the living room or in a heated greenhouse. The ideal germination temperature is about 20 ° C. As of March, it can also (under glass) in the open. Once the plants are 5 cm high, they should be pricked out (wider planting out or put in separate pots). Wait to plant out until all risk of frost has passed (at least until mid-May). Put them outside in a sheltered, sunny spot / They grow tomato plants, so they have a stick or wire needed to which they are tethered. Make sure that the heart of every plant remains open. Excess shoots away. Harvest: from July. Ripe fruits are hard and the color is a little duller. They can remain on the plant ripe quite long.