Garden Green Hothouses

Local Eggplant - BC/MEX

Product code: PR100099LCN
$4.99
for 1 Medium Eggplant
Vegan/Dairy Free Vegan/Dairy Free
About the product
Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. They grow in a manner much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several feet in height. While the different varieties do range slightly in taste and texture, one can generally describe the eggplant as having a pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture.

Nutritionally, raw eggplant is low in fat, protein, dietary fiber, and carbohydrates. It also provides low amounts of essential nutrients, with only manganese having a moderate percentage (11%) of the Daily Value.

The color of purple skin cultivars is due to the anthocyanin nasunin. Nasunin is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger that has been shown to protect cell membranes from damage.

This product traveled 107 km to reach our warehouse.
Features: Vegan/Dairy Free
General information
Storage Tip: Eggplant is quite perishable. They last up to a week but are best eaten right away. Keep dry by wrapping in paper towel to absorb moisture.

Preparation Tip: Dark coloured eggplants with tough outer skins and lots of seeds benefit from salting to reduce bitterness and as well as the amount of oil needed for cooking.

Did you know... Eggplant absorb more fat than any other vegetable so choose methods such as broiling , baking, sautéing, grilling or braising rather than frying.

Culinary Compatibility: Tomatoes, cheese, pesto, lemon, yogurt.

Health Information: Eggplant is high in folate and potassium, but otherwise low in vitamins. One cup of cooked eggplant contains 28 calories.
About the vendor
Garden Green Hothouses
Chilliwack, BC
Garden Green Hothouses are a local, family operated business located in Chilliwack, BC. Their main focus is to grow fresh and delicious vegetables for their greenhouse stand and for local restaurants and SPUD. They have many years of experience specializing in bell peppers, and recently have expanded their selection to include a variety of cucumbers and tomatoes. The entire greenhouse is pesticide and GMO (genetically modified organism) free.

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Please note:
This frozen product may be packed with dry ice. Please do not touch the dry ice, and keep away from kids and pets.