Purple varieties are available all year round with most plentiful quantities from November until June. Other varieties have a more limited supply.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator.
Also known as the aubergine, eggplant is very common in Southern European countries where it is highly prized. The Greek put eggplant in a traditional recipe called moussaka, the French in their traditional recipe, ratatouille, and the Turks in imam bayildi.
Facts and Varieties
Actually a fruit, eggplants contain many fine seeds
Shapes are also variable, from the more commonly found pear shaped to long and thin cylindrical shapes
The most commonly found variety is the deep purple pear shaped eggplant
Sold Individual - Size varies
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