Food Storage - How long can you keep...

EGGPLANT - FRESH, RAW

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5-7 days
Freezer
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6-8 months

Tips

  • How long does eggplant last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep eggplant refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of eggplant, refrigerate in plastic bag.
  • How long does eggplant last in the fridge? Properly stored, eggplant will usually keep well for about 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze eggplant? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash eggplant, peel and cut into 1/3 inch slices; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for four minutes in 1 gallon of boiling water to which 1/2 cup lemon juice has been added (to prevent discoloration) and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • How long does eggplant last in the freezer? Properly stored, eggplant will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 8 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - eggplant that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if eggplant is bad or spoiled? Eggplant that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any eggplant that has an off smell or appearance.

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