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Eggplant - Listada di Gandia

Eggplant - Listada di Gandia


Listada di Gandia is one of the most beautiful eggplants. A specialty purple striped Italian heirloom variety with a classic egg shape. They are tender, smooth and creamy with a thinner skin than most Italian varieties.


Eggplants are used in a variety of culinary techniques in cuisines around the world. They are used as an ingredient of vegetable tempura in Japan. They are stewed in the French dish ratatouille, mixed with beef or lamb and aromatics in the classic Greek dish moussaka. Eggplants are roasted until the skin is charred and the creamy pulp is then blended with lemon, tahini and garlic for the Indian dish baba ghanoush. They are also excellent in pizzas, pastas, summer vegetable ragouts, gratins and the classic eggplant parmesan.


Eggplants are a member of the large and diverse nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, chilies and bell peppers. They come in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes that range from small, striped orbs the size of a golf ball to green, purple or white elongated varieties, purple and white striped globes and dark black eggplants weighing over 2 pounds.

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