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The Instacart guide to Italian eggplant

Eggplant, also known as aubergine, first originated in India and is often treated as a vegetable, even though it is technically a fruit, similar to zucchini, cucumber, or squash. Unlike those vine fruits, however, eggplants hang as they grow from broad, short, branching plants, similar to peppers. Eggplant is famous in almost every culture's cuisine for its fleshy and meaty texture, which makes it ideal in recipes like eggplant parmesan.

Enter the Italian eggplant: a common, diminutive variety used in baking, sauteing, and all sorts of Sicilian recipes. Let's explore everything you need to know about this purple fruit, and when you're ready, order all the Italian eggplants and eggplant food products you need through Instacart!

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FAQs about Italian eggplant

Yes, all eggplants contain enzymes that oxidize and darken the flesh when exposed to air, just like sliced apples. It is not harmful, but if you don't care for the color, darkening can be avoided by eating, cooking, or using the eggplant as soon as it is sliced.

Absolutely. Eggplants have very little sugar but are savory enough to use as a substitute for cheese, meat, and more, depending on the recipe. Their flesh, and their skin even more so, is loaded with fiber, which can help you feel full.

Looking past weight loss, eggplants are very healthy in general, particularly their skin, which contains cancer-fighting antioxidants called anthocyanins. Plus, with a smaller eggplant variety like Italian, you're getting a bit more of that nutritious skin per pound.

Yes, and they're almost as healthy as the skin! In fresh eggplant, the seeds are tiny, packed with nutrients, and barely noticeable (especially with Italian eggplants). They're not an issue for smooth dips, like baba ganoush. If, on the other hand, the fruit is a bit older, the seeds will be bigger, slightly tougher, and more noticeable while eating.