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There are few vegetables with more style and substance than a
Fresh 1® eggplant. With its shiny, dark purple skin, it’s a beauty
in the produce aisle and unlike any other vegetable. But there’s more
to this veggie than good looks: it’s packed with beneficial fiber, which
lowers your risk for coronary heart disease, and it’s a versatile companion
to creative cooks from many different ethnic and regional backgrounds. Eggplant
is showing up on more and more menus—try it at home if you haven’t
Eggplant is a good choice because its high fiber content
helps digestive function, and lowers risk of coronary
heart disease. In addition, eggplant contains potassium,
Vitamin C, and protein.
In 16th century Spain, the eggplant was believed to
be an aphrodisiac.
Europeans believed eggplants caused insanity, and
called it the Mad Apple.
Eggplants are best known for their purple color, but
they are available in a wide variety of lavender shades-even
Small, immature eggplants have the sweetest flavor
and the firmest flesh. They may become bitter as
The Fresh1 eggplants come from Florida, Ohio, and Missouri,
and they are available from July through October.
Store your eggplant in a cool place and use within a
week of purchase.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy