Silly Food Fact
Eggplants were named “eggplant” in the middle of the 18th century in England because the variety of the food grown there produced fruit (yep-eggplant is a fruit!) that were the same size, color and shape as a goose egg!
Why Our Bodies Love It
Eggplant is a good source of dietary fiber, is low calorie and fat free.
Care and Picking
Pick eggplants that do not have brown or soft spots. Should have a smooth shiny skin and the fruit should spring back when pressed. Use within 2 days of purchase if stored at room temperature, or store in the refrigerator for several days. Eggplant is in season from August-September.
Not sure how to prepare your eggplant? Watch this video on how to cut and prepare eggplant
Tips and Warnings
If the eggplant is younger, you can eat the skin as well as the flesh of the plant. If it’s older, you should peel it. Delicious roasted, broiled, grilled, fried, sautéed and stewed.