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Japanese Eggplant Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to Japanese eggplant products

Japanese Eggplant Near Me

Buy your favorite Japanese Eggplant online with Instacart. Order Japanese Eggplant from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about Japanese eggplant

Like all other types of eggplant, Japanese eggplant is never eaten raw. But unlike the common globe eggplant, the Japanese variety typically doesn't need salting. Due to its firm texture, which turns creamy during cooking yet retains its shape, the eggplant is particularly good for stir-frying, baking, grilling, and broiling. Its slim shape makes it ideal for cutting on the bias, and you can use it in a variety of Italian and Mediterranean dishes.

When cooked, Japanese eggplants have a sweet and mild taste along with a meaty texture. The spongy inside is practically seedless, so you can use it to soak up sauces easily. Due to its smaller size, it also cooks much faster and doesn't need as much oil compared to other eggplant varieties.

This low-calorie food, which only has 20 calories for a one-cup serving, is chock-full of nutrients and is very low in sodium and saturated fat. Most of the health benefits come from the skin. Some of its most notable health benefits include the following:
  • Antioxidants: Eggplants have an abundance of phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants. Foods that contain these may help prevent a variety of diseases, including macular degeneration and heart disease.
  • Dietary Fiber: Dietary fiber is only found in grains, fruits, and vegetables. Japanese eggplant's skin is packed with fiber, which not only keeps you feeling full, but also lowers your cholesterol and regulates your digestion.
  • Folate: This B vitamin is recommended for pregnant women as it can reduce the risk of congenital disabilities.
  • Potassium: Eggplants have a healthy level of potassium, which keeps blood pressure level and balances cholesterol levels.