Frieda's Specialty Produce - Baby Japanese Eggplant

Overview

What is a Baby Japanese Eggplant?

  • A stubby miniature version of the Japanese eggplant, this adorable little aubergine ranges from about 1 to 3 inches long in size. Much like its big brother, baby Japanese eggplant has dark purple skin with a uniquely zesty yet mild flavored flesh. Fewer seeds and thinner skin than large globe eggplant.

How to Eat

  • Trim off the green top and cook whole: roast, grill, or add to stews. Slice into rounds to add to stir fries, pastas, or kebabs. Halve lengthwise to make mini stuffed eggplants.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose eggplants that have firm, smooth, shiny skin and feel heavy for their size.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate up to 1 week.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round in limited supply.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Holland

Recipes

Five Spice Eggplant

Five Spice Eggplant Serve these sweet and savory eggplant bites on individual skewers as an appetizer or on top of jasmine rice as a main course. Ingredients 1 lb. Baby Japanese eggplants, trimmed and halved lengthwise 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice … Continue reading

Herb Roasted Baby Japanese Eggplant

Herb Roasted Baby Japanese Eggplant The small, deep purple eggplant are just the right size for stuffing and starring as a main course. Ingredients 3 lemons (try our seedless lemons!) 6 Baby Japanese eggplant (about 3 lbs.) 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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