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Best Ways To Store And Use Eggplant

Best Storage

A dry, cool, dark pantry is the best place to store eggplant.

For freshness and quality, always store your eggplant away from sunlight, in a cool dry area. Place it away from high ethylene-producing vegetables and fruits like apples, avocados or tomatoes as they will increase the speed of spoilage for the eggplant.

Do not store eggplant in the fridge as this can affect the flavour and lead to browning.

Can I Freeze It?


Slice and grill eggplant before freezing to prevent it from going mushy. Cooked eggplant can also be frozen.

Fresher For Longer

Try to cut eggplant just before cooking to keep it fresh.

Use It Up

If roasting an eggplant whole, prick it with a fork before cooking or it will explode!

Did You Know?

Eggplant contains a lot of water. Sprinkle the slices with salt and let them sit for 20 minutes to release the water. Blot the slices dry before dipping them in flour or batter and then roasting or frying them.

Get More From Your Food

Leftover vegetable quiche cups

Freeze baked and cooled quiches in re-sealable plastic bag for up to 3 weeks. Reheat from frozen in 375°F (190ºC) oven.