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Is there a difference in the taste/seeds of egg sized eggplants or brinjals, and long and slim eggplants or brinjals?

They are different in shapes. Is there any other "known/visible" difference?

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Disagree on the duplicate vote. The questions may be related - closely related, even - but they're quite a ways off from being the same question. –  Aaronut Mar 8 '12 at 23:00
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The varieties of the 2 eggplants shown in the pictures are not actually given, but to me the long variety looks like the Japanese/Chinese eggplant and the round variety looks like The Indian eggplant. By the way, there are many different eggplants out there. If you want to have a look, check out this: website.

The Chinese eggplant has a thinner skin, more delicate flavour (I think sweeter) and less bitter seeds, although most modern varieties have bred these out anyway.

The Japanese eggplant is very similar and again has a thin delicate skin and sweet flavour.

The Indian eggplant is similar to the American eggplant with a thicker skin, more seeds and a stronger flavour.

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That's helpful, thanks. –  TheIndependentAquarius Feb 6 '12 at 10:12
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