Eggplant is actually a berry. There are many varieties ranging in color from rich purple to white, in length from 2 to 12 inches and in shape from oblong to round. Eggplant is available year-round, with the peak season during August and September.<br><br>Storage Tip: Eggplant is quite perishable. They last up to a week but are best eaten right away. Keep dry by wrapping in paper towel to absorb moisture. <br><br>Did you know... Eggplant absorb more fat than any other vegetable so choose methods such as broiling , baking, sautéing, grilling or braising rather than frying.