The Eggplant is a tear-shaped, generally dark purple or black vegetable. It has a creamy white fleshy texture that is a great substitute for meat (for those of you that are vegetarians).
Eggplants come in both male and female types! The male type has a more bitter taste, where as the female has a more neutral and slightly sweet taste. Both types are slightly spongy. Tip: salt removes some of the natural bitterness from the eggplant.