Featured Video - Eggplant
A member of the nightshade family, eggplant is related to the potato and tomato, although it is actually a fruit. There are many varieties of eggplant ranging in colour and size. The most common is egg-shaped, large and purple/ black in colour.
Other varieties are now available, in colours ranging from white, green, purple, violet and orange in varying shapes and sizes.
Select those with a smooth, glossy skin, free of blemishes and soft patches and one that feels heavy for its size.
Store in the crisper section of the fridge in a plastic bag and use within 4 days.
Large eggplants can have a tough skin so buy medium sized eggplants instead.
Note: If eggplant is peeled, the salicylate content ...