Apple Green Eggplant
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Apple Green eggplants are round to oval, averaging 5-10 centimeters in diameter. Named for its visual similarities to a small Granny Smith apple, the Apple Green eggplant's outer skin is smooth, shiny, and can be yellow or pale green. Its cream-colored flesh is patterned with a few seeds and cavities that resemble an apple when cut in half. Apple Green eggplants have a mild flavor and a buttery texture when cooked.
Apple Greeen eggplants are available during the summer months.
Apple Green eggplants, botanically classified as Solanum melongena var. esculentum, are members of the Solanaceae family, which includes the potato and tomato. Unlike many common eggplants such as Chinese and Italian, which refer to hundreds of varieties, the Apple Green eggplant is named for a single cultivar created in the United States. Apple Green eggplants are known for their mild, tender, and somewhat sweet taste.
Apple Green eggplants contain some manganese, copper, fiber, and vitamin B6.
Apple Green eggplants are best suited for cooked applications such as grilling, shallow and deep frying, baking, pureeing, stewing, stuffing, and pickling. Eggplant can be used as a substitute for meat dishes, pasta, and pastry dishes. Apple Green eggplant pairs well with garlic, onions, aged, fresh, and melting cheeses, grilled and roasted meats, and herbs such as basil, oregano, cilantro, and parsley. Apple Green eggplant will keep up to three days when stored in a cool and dry place.
Some of the first varieties of eggplant were brought to the United States from Europe by Thomas Jefferson because he loved the unusual flavor. It eventually grew in popularity, despite urban legends of the fruit causing insanity and disease and has become a staple in vegetarian cuisine in the United States. Popular dishes include eggplant Parmesan, ratatouille, and baba ghanoush. Since its introduction, new varieties have been created in the United States such as the Apple Green eggplant to meet a demand for new taste, shape, and color preferences.
The Apple Green eggplant was developed by plant breeder Elwyn Meader of the University of New Hampshire Experiment Station in 1964 in the United States. Meader was an ambitious plant breeder and introduced more than sixty new varieties of fruit to the public. Today Apple Green eggplants are available at farmers markets and specialty grocers in the United States and Canada.
Recipes that include Apple Green Eggplant. One is easiest, three is harder.
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