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What is the difference between White and Purple Eggplant?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Oct 18, 2020

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M. Porter

M. Porter

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M. Porter
M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Oct 08, 2020

Some people are not even aware that white eggplants exist, but they do. White eggplant is different from a violet eggplant. Getting to know their differences will let you know which one will work better for your needs.

White eggplant is going to have a white flesh while the violet eggplant will have flesh that somewhat looks greenish. If you would compare the sizes of the two, a white eggplant is going to be sized similarly to a small purple eggplant.

There will also be some differences with their overall texture. The white eggplant will not be as bitter as the purple eggplant. It will also be creamier, which can make it perfect for some dishes.

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Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

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Answered May 19, 2020

The most significant difference between white and purple eggplant is color and size. The white eggplant is smaller, and it is also thicker, less bitter, and creamier. Another difference between the two eggplants is in the seeds. The white eggplants come with more seeds, and the purple eggplant has thinner skin.

When it comes to cooking, the skin of the white eggplant has to be peeled off. It is a step that is not necessary when cooking purple eggplant. The white eggplants are better baked, steamed, or even fried because of their tough skin. For eggplant parmigiana, purple would be the best choice because of the thinner skin and less seeds.

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