The eggplant contains seeds that are small, soft and edible, but they taste bitter because they contain nicotinoid alkaloids, which are relatives of tobacco.
The eggplant used to have a bad reputation because of its bitter taste, causing people to believe its consumption would lead to cancer, insanity and even leprosy.
The name eggplant came from 18th century Europeans because their variety of aubergines was yellow or white and resembled a hens egg.
A type of winter squash, similar to a pumpkin.
A cultivar in the group of cabbages that is known for its edible bud.
A species of the onion genus.
A small evergreen tree native to Asia.
A spring vegetable in the genus Asparagus.
A root vegetable, usually orange in color.
Various plants with an edible, fleshy fruit.
A widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria.
The pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, part of the rose family.