How eggplants earned their name: A surprising history behind this unique vegetable

When we picture an eggplant, we picture a long, purple fruit – eggplant is a fruit even though it is often eaten in a savory way – not like these!

Eggplant can make for a great dish as an additional element or on their own! They can be grilled, cooked with tomato sauce and cheese, or added to any casserole.

But, have you ever thought about the odd name for the fruit? The traditional eggplant looks nothing like an egg.

However, this viral photo from Reddit has made this name make far more sense!