More than Purple

day1730 in 30 challenge, day 17

Everyone knows it’s called an eggplant. But in the world of colors, interiors and design houses no one has eggplant paint, an eggplant sofa, or an eggplant evening dress. It seems to be classier to call deep, dark, purple by one of the eggplants aliases, aubergine. The eggplant is also called melongene. At least marketing gurus have some sense.

But did you know that the eggplant is botanically classified as a berry and it is a close relative to the potato, tomato and tobacco? So what we think is just a purple vegetable is really a whole lot more than we might have imagined. So here’s my attempt at this surprising subject.

 

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