Japanese Eggplant

Smaller, sweeter, and milder than other eggplant varieties, Japanese eggplant is widely preferred by chefs and grocers. Wintertime means denser, warmer, and meatier foods to fuel bellies and shelves. The Japanese eggplant is a perfect addition to your produce repertoire, and it’s what’s fresh at Agri this season.

Origin of the Japanese Eggplant

Eggplants are more than mere nightshade; they became a symbol of good luck and fortune in Japan and are strongly associated with New Year traditions. The Japanese eggplant comes in various shapes and colors, and pink, green, black, and purple hues make up this eggplant rainbow. Its types include the Hari, Machiaw, Ichiban, Little Fingers, and Millionaire, to name a few.

Many chefs and grocers choose Japanese eggplant because of its sweet, mild, versatile taste and texture. Its delicate skin is tender, and other eggplants are bitter in flavor and don’t offer many options. The Japanese eggplant, though small, is mighty. 

Price of Japanese Eggplants

The price of Japanese eggplants depends on the market and demand.  For a more specific price range, don’t hesitate to reach out to an Agri representative today. We’re open six days a week, 24 hrs a day, and we’re here when you need it most.

Try Grilling for a Unique Flavor! 

The size and shape of this veggie make it perfect for grilling! As the summer months come to an unfortunate close, there’s still time to grill. Grilled Japanese eggplant in a soy-ginger marinade put this veggie to great use. Many chefs prefer to use Japanese eggplant instead of other varieties because of its sweet taste and versatility.

When are Japanese Eggplants in Season?

Japanese eggplants reach their peak season in May through October, right on time for fall menus. You can visit our Monthly Specials page for the most up-to-date listings. We only supply what’s in season, fresh, and of the highest quality.

Choose Agri as Your Wholesale Produce Supplier

There’s a reason we’ve maintained a stellar reputation as one of the most reliable wholesale produce suppliers in the industry. We’re a team of dedicated professionals here for you day and night. To learn more about choosing Agri as your wholesale supplier, contact a team member today.

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