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To Aubergine, or not to Aubergine.

That is the question. This is probably the most exciting blog you'll ever read about aubergines. Let's explore when its actually safe to eat them vs when its time to compost them.

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Why Do You need to Know about Aubergines?
Eggplants come in all shapes and sizes and you might find yourself standing over your chopping board, staring at an Aub thinking 'Wait, what is that!?' Yep, we've all been there, wondering if that weird brown patch means you have to change your entire menu. Here's a few ways to know if your dinner is safe to continue cooking:
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When to Aubergine:Remember when our teachers told us not to judge a book by it's cover? Yeah that's basically what this is. Enzymatic browning affects the appearance of produce, but it's still safe to consume.

An Aubergine's flesh can turn brown if;

 

  • - It's exposed to oxygen
  • - It experiences physical trauma, or 
  • - If it goes through extreme temp changes.

 

The above are completely natural processes and the produce remains safe to eat! You can prevent the browning in some cases by adding lemon juice to the exposed areas. 

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When not to Aubergine:If, in addition to the browning, you see further signs of spoiling, it's best to compost the aubergine as it could make you unwell.

Here are some things to look out for:

 

  • - Oozing bruises
  • - Slimy texture
  • - Unpleasant strong odor
  • - Visible signs of mold
  • - Any sort of bugs

 

Some of the above sound pretty obvious, but it's natural to brush off certain signs when youre conscious of reducing your household waste. Aubergines should be firm and shiny, like your future. Any cuts, breaks, or bruises could be a sign of trauma, so you should keep an eye out for the above list of additional spoiling.

To Aubergine is the answer

Keep your aubs in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration may be too cold for them! Here are some aub-some recipes to order straight to your doorstep:

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