Lush and creamy, with a mild, earthy flavor, eggplant has the most velvety texture in the vegetable family. It's high in healthy fiber. We love it sliced, brushed with olive oil and salt, and grilled or roasted. We also love it breaded, fried, and smothered in fried onions. Come to think of it, we just plain love it.
Storage Tips for Large Eggplant
Eggplant, also known as aubergine or brinjal, is a popular but delicate vegetable in many different types of cuisine. Since eggplant doesn't do well in warm or cold temperatures, storing it in a climate-controlled room is the best way to preserve its freshness. If you lack storage space, wrap up eggplant before putting it in the refrigerator. Blanch eggplant to freeze it for long-term storage. By following safe storage techniques, you can stretch the shelf life of an eggplant.