When should you not eat eggplant?

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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. Watch our eggplant storage and selection video with Your Produce Man, Michael Marks, and check out our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Eggplant..
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Aphids and whiteflies both have piercing, sucking mouthparts used to suck the sap out of eggplant leaves and stems. Both pests are primarily found on the undersides of the leaves. As they feed, they secrete a sticky waste known as honeydew.
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Freshly-cut eggplant, when exposed to the air, quickly oxidizes and turns black, kind of the way an apple goes brown after it is cut and exposed to air. Black eggplant can ruin the appearance of a dish. To prevent this from happening, prepare a bowl of water in advance prior to cutting eggplant.
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Nightshades like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants have a bad reputation. Even the name "nightshade" sounds ominous. For some people, nightshades have been known to cause digestive issues and even aches and pains.
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Zucchini and eggplant are indeed full of water. You have to both salt them well, to draw out the water, and cook them long enough for the liquid to evaporate. It sounds like you are both under-salting and under-cooking.
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Superfood: Eggplant Eggplant is low in calories and sodium, and is a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and B vitamins.
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