By Sarah Fiorello

picked eggplant in hands

Solanum aethiopicum
‘White Garden Egg’

This African variety of eggplant has a delicious flavor and the white, unripe fruit can be eaten raw, boiled whole, eaten with chili paste or, most commonly, cooked in stews. In Ghana, these eggplants are one of the three most important vegetables along with tomatoes and peppers.

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