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Eggplant
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Consumer

Eggplant Farming

Eggplant is Emerging as a Versatile Favorite

Low in calories and high in fiber, eggplant has been gaining in popularity as vegetarian fare and ethnic foods have increased their presence in American diets. Whether battered, sautéed and baked in sauce and cheese as eggplant parmigiana or roasted, pureed and seasoned to make baba ganoush, this member of the nightshade family is a delicious addition to any table.

Storage Tips: Eggplant is best eaten when fresh. When storing, keep at a cool room temperature, rather than in the refrigerator. Stored properly, eggplant will last approximately 1-2 days.

For some of our favorite recipes featuring eggplant, check out our Family Recipes page.

Retailer & Foodservice

Eggplant Farms

Fresh from our Eggplant Farms

Each year, more than 156 million pounds of eggplants are grown in the U.S., with 98 percent of crops dedicated to the fresh market. J&J Family of Farms uses our Trophy packing system to keep eggplant fresh and to protect its fragile skin from blemishing and bruising.

Available Packs Include:

  • Trophy Packed DRC
    • 1 1/9 bushel
    • RPC (reusable plastic container)
  • Traditional
    • 1 1/9 bushel
  • 3 Count
  • 5 Pound

Available Grades Include:

  • Fancy  (wrapped and PLU)
    • 18-24 per 1 1/9 bushel
  • Large
    • 12-14 per 1 1/9 bushel
  • Choice
    • Misshapen and/or scarring