Military Produce Group Eggplant


General Information:

Because of its firm texture and flavor, vegetarians often use eggplant as a meat substitute.  Everyone can enjoy the versatility and fine taste that eggplant brings to main courses, as well as, light bites.  Eggplants have a dark purple skin with creamy flesh.

Selection and Storage:

Select eggplants that are heavy for their size.  To store, keep eggplants wrapped in plastic in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator vegetable crisper.

Preparation and Cooking:

Commonly, eggplant is cooked before eating.  Always wash before use, and eggplant can be peeled or cooked with peel on.  Eggplant Parmesan is a favorite eggplant dish, and as mentioned before, makes a great substitute for beef.