Purple Round Aubergine

The purple round aubergine is a variety of eggplant characterized by a spherical or slightly oval shape and an intense purple color. This type of aubergine has a smooth and glossy skin, with a white, tender, and spongy flesh inside, which contains small and soft seeds.

Its texture and sweet, slightly nutty flavor make it particularly suitable for various culinary preparations. The purple round aubergine is very versatile in the kitchen: it can be used in baked recipes, fried, grilled, or as the main ingredient in stews and side dishes. It is famous for its ability to absorb the flavors of the other ingredients with which it is cooked, enriching dishes with a deep and rich taste.

This variety of aubergine is often used in the preparation of traditional Mediterranean cuisine dishes, such as eggplant parmigiana, but is also employed in recipes from other culinary cultures, thanks to its soft texture and pleasant flavor.



The purple round aubergine can be an extremely versatile ingredient in a high-quality restaurant, offering a wide range of culinary possibilities for both Italian and international dishes. Here’s how it can be used:

  1. Eggplant parmigiana: a classic of Italian cuisine, where the eggplants are fried and then layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil, and baked until they reach a soft and succulent consistency.
  2. Caponata: a Sicilian side dish made of eggplants, celery, olives, and capers in a sweet and sour sauce, which can be served both hot and cold, providing an excellent vegetarian option.
  3. Baba ganoush: a Middle Eastern spread made with roasted eggplants, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice, perfect as an appetizer served with pita bread or raw vegetables.
  4. Eggplant curry: in Indian cuisine, eggplants can be used to prepare a rich curry, cooked with spices, tomatoes, and coconut, thus serving a hearty and comforting dish.
  5. Ratatouille: a Provencal French dish where eggplant is one of the main ingredients, cooked along with zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes, ideal as a side dish or vegetarian main course.
  6. Grilled eggplant: round eggplants can be sliced, marinated, and grilled, providing a side dish or a base for creative salads, perhaps paired with goat cheese, walnuts, and a balsamic reduction.