How To Tell If An Eggplant Is Ripe?

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You can tell if an eggplant is ripe by its color. A ripe eggplant should be uniform in color and should feel firm. It should have approximately the same weight as an average baking potato. The leaves should be full and green. The leaves should show no signs of dryness or brown discoloration. Press your thumb against the skin of the eggplant. If you you leave an indentation, the eggplant is probably too ripe and should be discarded.
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Egg plant get to be a little bigger than a base ball around. It will be tender but not too tender. You will want to twist it to pull it off. It will be dark purple.
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1. Choose an eggplant that is uniform in color and free from imperfections on the outer skin. Pick it up to see if it feels firm and has the same weight as an average baking potato.
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To test for the ripeness of an eggplant, gently press the skin with the pad of your thumb. If it springs back, the eggplant is ripe.
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