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How long does a whole eggplant keep?

How long does a whole eggplant keep?

How Long Does Eggplant Last. Like almost all veggies, fresh eggplants don’t last that long. If you store them at room temperature, they stay fresh for about three to five days. In the fridge, they can last for about 7 to 10 days in good condition.

How do you know when an eggplant goes bad?

8 Tips to tell if eggplant has gone bad

  1. Eggplant stopped being firm and starts getting soft.
  2. It is not so nicely shiny any more.
  3. The skin starts looking slightly shriveled’
  4. When cut, your eggplant is slightly slimy.
  5. The flesh, when cut, is turning brown.
  6. The seeds are slimy.
  7. There are rotting spots on the fruit.

Should fresh eggplant be refrigerated?

Eggplants do not store well for long periods of time. Without refrigeration, eggplants can be stored in a cool, dry place for 1 or 2 days. If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated.

Is raw eggplant good for you?

Eggplant is a high-fiber, low-calorie food that is rich in nutrients and comes with many potential health benefits. From reducing the risk of heart disease to helping with blood sugar control and weight loss, eggplants are a simple and delicious addition to any healthy diet.

How long does an eggplant stay fresh in the fridge?

All raw eggplants stay fresh in the fridge for many days, whether you have a dark purple American globe eggplant, a pale green Chinese variety, a green-and-white striped Thai type or white varieties like Cloud Nine or Casper.

Which is the best eggplant to buy fresh?

The Freshest Eggplant. The fresher the eggplant is when you buy it, the longer it will last in the fridge and the better it will taste. Choose one that feels heavy in your hand, with smooth, glossy skin and no cracks or discolored spots. The eggplant may give a bit when you press it with your thumb, but a fresh one will spring back quickly.

Is the eggplant a vegetable or a fruit?

Eggplant is technically a fruit, but since everyone uses them as a vegetable (sort of like a tomato), we list it under vegetables. Eggplants can appear in slightly different shapes and color variations depending on where they originated, most common are the Italian eggplant (pictured) and the Chinese eggplant.

How can I tell if my eggplant is fresh?

The eggplant may give a bit when you press it with your thumb, but a fresh one will spring back quickly. Look for a bright green stem and cap.

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