Eggplant is a member of the nightshade or potato family, which also includes tomatoes and hot peppers. Eggplants can be purple, green, white or striped, pear-shaped or cylindrical and the size of a golf ball to a football. They are often used as a meat substitute. New Jersey ranks 2nd in the nation in production of eggplant.
How to Select
Choose eggplants that are heavy for their size and without cracks or discolorations.
How to Store
Store eggplants in the refrigerator crisper drawer. Use within 5-7 days.
Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, low in calories, good source of dietary fiber.
In season from 7/10-10/15
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