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Compatibility & Temperature

Grade Tolerances

Nutrition Information

Eggplant

U.S. Fancy consists of eggplants of similar varietal characteristics, except when specified as a mixed or specialty pack, which are well colored, firm, clean, well shaped, and which are free from decay and worm holes and free from injury caused by scars, freezing, disease, insects, or mechanical or other means.

 

Sources: The Produce Blue Book

Century Farms Eggplant
Century Farms Eggplant

 

Temperature

USDA recommended storage and transit:

46° to 54°F (8.0° to 12.2°C)

Desired relative humidity:

90 to 95 percent

Approximate freezing point:

30.6°F (-0.8°C)

Eggplant is susceptible to chilling injury if held or transported at temperatures below 50°F. Eggplant that has been chilled will exhibit signs of pitting, surface bronzing, browning of seeds and pulp, will show a loss of sheen and will be wilted in appearance. Eggplant that has been chilled, deteriorate rapidly in warm temperatures.

 

Sources: The Produce Blue Book

Quality Defects

1. Color: Described as well colored, fairly well colored.

2. Cleanness: Must be practically free from dirt and other

foreign matter.

3. Shape: Described as well shaped, fairly well shaped.

4. Other quality defects: Scars and insects

Condition Defects

1. Firmness: Firm, slightly soft or slightly flabby, soft or spongy.

2. Condition of calyx: Will be described in terms of freshness and color.

3. Other condition defects: Shrivelling, bruising, frozen and decay.

 

Suitable Shipping Condition/

F.O.B. Good Delivery Guidelines

15 percent total including

3 percent decay

Century Farms Eggplant

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup of cubed

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 1Calories 20

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.16g  0%

   Saturated Fat 0.028g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.062g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.013g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 2mg 0%

Potassium 189mg

Total Carbohydrate 4.67g 2%

   Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%

   Sugars 1.93g

Protein 0.83g

 

Vitamin A 0%  Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 1%  Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

 

Century Farms Eggplant

Century Farms International, Inc.

10957 NW 123rd Street Medley, FL 33178

Office: 305-436-7971   Fax: 305-436-7968