Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Eggplant

Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Eggplant

  • Buy eggplant that have a nice sheen.

    The American, or purple, eggplant is the most common variety. It’s large and pear-shaped with a dark purple skin.

  • Eggplant should be firm with a slight give and have a healthy, fresh looking stem (For example, the stem of an American eggplant should be a healthy green).
  • Wrap in a paper towel and store in the refrigerator after purchase. No plastic bag necessary.
  • Always cook eggplant before eating. Grilling, roasting or broiling with minimal oils or fats are best methods.
  • The skin is edible, but some may prefer to peel it before cooking, especially from the larger eggplants.




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Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.

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