Eggplant is also known as aubergine, and it belongs to the Solanaceae family of the plant kingdom. Other veggies in this family include potato, tomato, and peppers, which are considered nightshade vegetables. Most of these veggies, except for tomatoes, are usually cooked before eating, and eggplant is not the exception. But, can you eat eggplant raw? Is raw eggplant poisonous?

There are some concerns raised regarding the safety of eating a raw eggplant. Let’s find out if raw eggplant is edible and some other facts about this versatile veggie.

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