Purple varieties are available all year round with most plentiful quantities from November until June. Other varieties have a more limited supply.
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Also known as the aubergine, eggplant is very common in Southern European countries where it is highly prized. The Greek put eggplant in a traditional recipe called moussaka, the French in their traditional recipe, ratatouille, and the Turks in imam bayildi.
Serving size: 86.7g - 1/2 cup, steamed
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||2.8||3.2|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||2.2||2.5|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.06||0.07|
|Vitamin C (mg)||0.7||0.8|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research