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Tips To Identify Rotten Eggplant

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Eggplant, when eaten rotten, leaves you with an unpleasant taste in the mouth and an unpleasant feeling in your stomach. Therefore, knowing how to identify rotten eggplant will be of good use to you, especially if you are fond of this vegetable, and buy and store it in bulk at home.




An eggplant’s skin is the first indicator of whether or not it is rotten. Therefore, check it carefully for its color. If you find that the skin has started going light or dark brown in places, this means it has started rotting.




The eggplant texture is smooth overall. In case you find uneven surface or wrinkles, check the further signs given in this blog to ensure that the eggplant is just naturally misshaped and not actually rotten.




A fresh eggplant will have a glossy green stem. However, if the stem of your eggplant is beginning to brown from root to tip, it means the eggplant is rotting. This sign is also an indication that the vegetable may be rotting from inside as well.




If you push your finger into the eggplant and it doesn’t sprint back, it is rotten. A fresh eggplant has a soft but firm flesh, which springs back when pushed.


Check inside


This is a very important step to check whether your vegetable is rotten or not because, more often than not, eggplant starts rotting from inside than outside. Cut the eggplant lengthwise and inspect the inner flesh. A rotten eggplant will have harder flesh, with a large number of seeds, which will have turned brown or black in color.


We hope these tips to identify rotten eggplant will find some very good use in your kitchen.


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Tips To Identify Rotten Eggplant