The Best Place to Store an Eggplant

The best place to store an eggplant is not in the refrigerator, but in a vented bowl, away from direct sunlight.  An eggplant should be cooked soon after harvesting.  You should avoid placing your eggplant in your refrigerator or in a plastic bag, this can increase the decaying process. Eggplants are super sensitive to temperature and shouldn't dip under 55 degrees F.  Also, avoid storing your eggplant around vegetables or fruits that release ethylene, a natural gas that causes certain foods to ripen.  This includes, bananas, tomatoes and melons. 

We hope this helps you enjoy your Front Door Produce fresh vegetable box longer.  We suggest cooking your eggplant first.