Eggplant

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Seasonality:

  • Eggplant is available year-round in most regions, with peak season being July to October.

Health Benefits of Eggplants:

  • Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B1 and copper. It’s also a good source of manganese, Vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and Vitamin K.

How to Select Eggplants:

  • Look for firm, glossy eggplants that feel heavy for its size.
  • Avoid eggplants with wrinkle skin, soft spots or brown patches.

How to Store Eggplants:

  • Store whole, unwashed eggplants in a plastic bag to help prevent shriveling. Place in vegetable drawer or on shelf in refrigerator.

How to Prepare Eggplants:

  • Wash eggplant and trim off the top and bottom, removing the stems and leaves.

Fun Facts About Eggplants:

  • Eggplants are actually considered to be a berry, not a vegetable.

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