With a less bitter taste than the standard variety, Japanese eggplants can be substituted into any of your favorite recipes.Why We Love Them
Although Japanese eggplant is somewhat difficult to grow, the rewards practically serve themselves-- just add a little olive oil and salt.Requirements
Japanese eggplants need to feel the heat, so be sure to keep them in full sun.Mistaken Identity
Closely related to the tomato and potato, eggplants are often considered a vegetable-- but they're actually a fruit!Emojipedia
Longer and thinner than those found in America, the Japanese eggplant was the inspiration for the infamous (and controversial) emoji.