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Aubergines

Freeze? Yes
In season May-October
Store In the fridge
Good source of fibre
Two aubergines, one whole and one sliced in half lengthways

Aubergines are part of the same family as bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. They are great in currys, grilled on BBQs and baked to make delicious meals.

How to store

How to store fresh aubergines

For freshness and quality, always store your aubergine in the fridge.

Freezing aubergines

Aubergines can be frozen in in a sealed bag or container for up to 3 months.

Storing cooked aubergines

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Aubergines Top tips

How to freeze and defrost

To freeze: Slice and grill aubergine before freezing to prevent it going mushy. Place in a sealed container with a label and put in the freezer.

To defrost: When you take food or drink out of the freezer, it’s important to defrost it safely. Don’t defrost at room temperature.

Eating the whole food

You don’t need to peel aubergines so keep the skins on when you cook them.

Be fabulous with leftovers

If roasting an aubergine whole, prick it with a fork before cooking or it will explode!

Too many roasted or grilled aubergines left over? Whizz up with garlic, lemon and spices to make the amazing dip Baba Ganoush or add to a curry or even a sandwich.

Buying tips

Think about buying aubergines loose to help you buy only what you need. This will ensure that all your food is more likely to be eaten and saved from the bin.

Frozen, grilled aubergine slices are available or think about swapping fresh aubergine for a frozen mix of courgettes, peppers, aubergines, etc. (sometimes called a Mediterranean mix). Frozen foods last a long time in the freezer, you can use as much as you need when you need to and they can often be a cheaper option.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.

Valuing your Aubergines beyond the price tag

Goodness in food

Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.

  • A good source of fibre which helps with digestion.
  • Counts as one of your five-a-day portions.

Food story

By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it’s made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket.

So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin!

Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Aubergines

This delicious vegetarian dish is a great one to have on standby in the freezer and is a good vegetarian option for the main Christmas meal.

A large black bowl of vegetable moussaka with a serving spoon

Pretty much any leftover veggies can be added to this curry, and it's also great for reheating for lunch the next day.

Bowl of vegetable curry which includes chickpeas and naan bread on the side

This hearty stew is delicious, filling and uses up your leftover veggies. What's not to like?

a thick stew of mixed soft vegetables including courgette and onion topped with fresh thyme