Scientific Name: Solanum aethiopicum 'Gilo Group'
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia
Jiló, also called a Scarlet Eggplant or a Garden Egg, is related to both tomatoes and eggplants. After being brought to Brazil from West Africa during the slave trade, jilo became extremely popular in Brazilian cuisine. With a slightly bitter taste, jilo is traditionally steamed or boiled until tender. However, it can also be prepared in the same way as other eggplants, from eggplant parmesan to ratatouille.
Spicy Stuffed Jiló