Product Information

Eggplants are long and slender, averaging 10-15 centimeters in length. The fruit can be straight or slightly curved and has a glossy, smooth, and dark purple to green outer skin tapering into a pointed, dark green calyx. The inner flesh is white to pale green and is nearly seedless. When cooked, Eggplants offer a sweet, mild flavor and a creamy texture.

Brinjals / Eggplants, botanically classified as Solanum melongena, belong to the Solanaceae, or nightshade family along with potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers. India is the second largest producer of eggplant in the world next to China and has had a rich eggplant history that dates back to ancient times. Also known as Brinjal, Indian eggplants are a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine and traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Applications

Eggplants are best suited for cooked applications such as grilling, baking, stir-frying, and roasting. They are popularly sliced, grilled, and mashed and used in curry-based dishes. They can also be chopped and used as a meat substitute in stir-fries or dipped in breadcrumbs and fried. Eggplants pair well with spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric, aromatics such as garlic, onion, and ginger, herbs such as basil, and mint, and tomatoes. Eggplants will keep up to three days when stored in a cool and dry place.

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Weight

0.250 kg

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