Growing Eggplants - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Eggplants
Medicinal- Eggplants are high in polyphenols which may help cells do a better job of processing sugar if you have diabetes. Eggplants also contain several substances that show potential in fighting cancer cells
- Nutritional Profile - Vitamin A,K,C, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.
Use in: Soups, stews, baked, fried, stuffed, curries, pickled.
Harvest anytime after the fruit reaches half of their size. Harvesting early prevents fruit from becoming too seedy and will encourage more production from the plants.
When stored at room temperature, eggplants will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Do not seal in bags or containers - A sealed plastic bag without any perforations restricts the airflow leading to moisture condensation. As a result, the eggplants lose freshness at a much faster rate. Eggplants can be frozen, pickled or fermented.
Bush bean, pea, pepper, potato.