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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Front and Center: Eggplant

Did you know that eggplant is related to potatoes, tomatoes and peppers? This vegetable is versatile, low in calories and has high water content. Eggplant is available year-round, making it readily available in your grocery store or at the local farmer's market.

For the best quality, take care when selecting, storing and preparing eggplant.

Selection

  • Look for a symmetrical eggplant with smooth, uniformly colored skin.
  • Tan patches, scars or bruises indicate decay.
  • Oversized eggplants may have a bitter taste.
  • The stem and cap should be bright green

Storage

  • It is best to store eggplant uncut and unwashed in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
  • Eggplant may be blanched or steamed then frozen for up to six months.

Preparation

  • Wash the eggplant before using it, and cut off the cap and stem.
  • An undercooked eggplant may have a hard or chewy texture; eggplant is not harmed by long cooking.

Eggplant pairs great with tomatoes and onions. For more information on how to incorporate more colorful vegetables into your eating plan, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.

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