An eggplant is a hot climate vegetable; refrigeration tends to cause soft brown spots to develop. Eggplants become bitter with age; in addition, the smaller the eggplant the sweeter.
If using within 1 or 2 days, you can store an unwashed eggplant in a cool, dry location somewhere between 45 to 50°F (4.4 to 10°C).
Wrap the eggplant in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel or cloth in it to provide humidity. The eggplant will hold for 7 days in the refrigerator.
Eggplants are good pickled.
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