The Secret to Selecting A Good Eggplant

August 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Why is it that there are ‘secrets’ to selecting good fruits and vegetables? And why do I never seem to get them right?

Recently, I found myself on Savor Seattle’s food tour and during our visit to Frank’s Quality Produce, our guide, Caroline, shared the secret to select a good eggplant (i.e. one that isn’t to bitter). Look a male fruit because it has fewer seeds and seeds are what can make an eggplant bitter.

How can you tell a male eggplant for a female? It’s rather simple. Check the indentation at the bottom of your eggplant for a nice roundish belly button, rather than a dash.

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