Scientific Name:  Solanum melongena
Season:  July - September

Storage Tips:  Eggplant should be refrigerated in a vegetable crisper for up to a week.

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Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a member of the nightshade family of

vegetables.  With its spongy flesh readily soaking oils and seasoning, it is

generally used sauteed or grilled in many types of cuisines and does

not have to be skinned.  Most varieties have a spiny neck so do be careful

of the spines when cutting or handling the stem.