Eggplant belongs to the Solanaceae family of the genus Solanum. It is the same family from which tomatoes and potatoes do also belong. It comes in different colors such as purple, orange, yellow, lavender and green. This vegetable is native to China and India. Now it’s a very important part in the cuisines of many countries and cultures across the world. Eggplant contains many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.