New Jersey ranks 1st in the nation in production of eggplant. 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.
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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