Organic Classic Italian Eggplant
These large dark purple eggplants are a bit smaller than globe eggplants and often have a teardrop shape. They tend to have a sweeter flavor than globe eggplant. They aren't officially Italian but are labeled as Italian in the U.S. and used in Italian recipes, such as eggplant Parmesan and melanzane fritte al pomodoro, fried eggplant in tomato sauce. As with all eggplant, you need to cook the Italian variety thoroughly to bring out the flavor and achieve a creamy texture.