Eggplant is a summer vegetable that is prized for its deep purple color, glossy skin, unique taste, and spongy texture. Like other vegetables in the nightshade family, eggplant is a great source of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity.
Place uncut and unwashed eggplant in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator crisper, where it will keep for at least a week. Eggplant that has been washed, cut, and boiled for approximately 4 minutes can be frozen for later use
Eggplant is an incredibly versatile ingredient: it can be steamed, grilled, roasted, baked, or sautéed. Here are just a few ways to enjoy eggplant.