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Are you supposed to take seeds out of eggplant?
The seeds of a fresh eggplant should be soft and barely visible and if they are, there’s no need to remove them. If seeds are brown, scoop them out with a spoon.
Are eggplant seeds poisonous?
False, raw eggplants are not poisonous. Plants in the nightshade family — which includes eggplants, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos — contain an alkaloid called solanine, which in very large doses can be poisonous.
Is it OK to eat eggplant with black seeds?
As eggplant mature on the vine they develop seeds and their shiny deep purple color starts to fade. If you notice black seeds inside the eggplant when you cut it open, throw it away; it has been sitting around too long and will be bitter.
Is it OK to eat eggplant with brown seeds?
Eggplant flesh will have tan to brown colored spots around the seeds. If this is the color you are referring to, it is edible. If the flesh is more brown than white, the eggplant may be spoiling and should be discarded.
What can you do with old eggplant?
8 Ways to Cook with Eggplant
- Bake it. Cut the eggplant into strips and bake them; or slice into rounds, add a breaded or spiced coating, and bake for the beginning of eggplant Parmesan or a simple side dish.
- Mash into a dip.
- Roast it.
- Toss it with pasta.
- Grill it.
- Stir-fry it.
- Stuff it.
- Braise it.
How do you cook old eggplant?
On a hot barbecue, griddle or open flame, char the aubergines whole, turning often, until blackened all over,then turn the heat to low and leave to cook, turning occasionally, for about 20 minutes, until the aubergines are very soft.
How long does eggplant last in fridge?
If you don’t intend to eat the eggplant within 2 days, it should be refrigerated. To refrigerate, wrap in a paper towel and place in a reusable container or perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator for use within 5 7 days.