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Eggplant

Eggplants are in the Solanum family and are related to peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. Although most think of the eggplant as large and dark purple, there are many varieties ranging in appearance from small oblong and green, to the long and skinny light violet Asian varieties. Eggplants are a warm weather crop, available in August.

Availability: 
August, September
Storage tips: 

Eggplant is best used fresh. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Eggplant does not freeze well. Cooked eggplant dishes such as baba ghanouj and breaded and fried eggplant can be frozen.

Cooking tips: 
Eggplants do not need to be peeled when cooked. Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that picks up the flavors it is cooked with.