Guinea squash is another name for "eggplant". Guinea squash is said to be known in Britain by 1587 as people originally called it as it appears white and shaped like an egg, but they eventually became known as "eggplant". It was also around 1587 that the variety of elongated and purple variety of eggplant appeared. Guinea squash can be eaten raw unlike the purple variety of eggplant and it can be stored longer up to two (2) months. It can also be dried and can be use when food is scarce. Guinea squash is called in various names in English, to wit: Scarlet eggplant, Mock tomato, Garden egg, Garden huckleberry, or Gilo. Guinea squash is called Kobo-Kobo in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in Africa

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