Buy Eggplant Online From Exporters
Are you looking for online exporters of eggplant? FrutPlanet is a world-class exporter of fruits, vegetables and other commodities with an international reach.
We have years of exporting fresh eggplant to Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. All our vegetables are sourced from nutrient-rich soils, hold phytosanitary certificates and meet global health standards. Contact us to buy eggplant online.
What Is Eggplant?
Locally known as biringanya or brinjal, eggplant is a vegetable that grows in different colours and is cultivated throughout the year. Kenya offers the eggplant ideal warm climate and well-drained soils necessary for growth.
Consequently, it is one of the major producers of fresh eggplant. Kenya produces eggplant mainly for export, and in 2021 it exported eggplant worth USD 1.1 million.
Eggplant’s top producers are China, India, Egypt, and Kenya. In 2021 china produced 35.6 million tonnes, India 12.7 million tonnes and Kenya 742.12K tonnes. When you buy eggplant online from FrutPlanet, we source from leading producers, including Kenya.
Nutritional Value Of Eggplant
Eggplant is a popular ingredient in many dishes that is a rich source of vitamins C, K, and B6. It is also an abundant supply of minerals like potassium, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, and folic acid. Eggplant health benefits also include boosting digestive health, and it is excellent for people with diabetes. Buy eggplant at FrutPlanet, and enjoy the health benefits.
Types Of Eggplant
Eggplant is native to India and comes in different types. There are five main types of eggplant grown in Kenya that vary in shape and maturation periods; Kenya Florida High Bush is long, has an oval shape, and matures in about 100 days. Early Long Purple is cylindrical and grows in three months.
Black Beauty has a deep purple colour and a longer shelf life. Long Purple is dark purple and has a cylindrical shape, and it takes 70 to 80 days to mature. Ravaya is a high-yielding variety which matures in 60 days. Buy eggplant online from FrutPlanet and get your ideal type today!
Price Of Eggplant
In 2022, eggplant prices are between USD 1.67 and USD 1.81 per kilo. In 2019 the price was USD 1.81 per kilo, an increase from the previous years. Later in 2021, the market value increased owing to high demand. The prices of eggplant keep veering over the years due to factors like harsh weather changes such as heavy rainfall, which affects yield.
High demand versus production also causes a shift in wholesale prices of eggplant over time. FrutPlanet offers affordable pricing to customers who buy eggplant online despite price fluctuations. Contact our customer support and inquire about current eggplant prices.
Fresh Eggplant Harvesting, Sorting, And Packing
At FrutPlanet, we partner with trusted farmers who grow eggplant in safe and sustainable ways. Our skilled team ensures that the quality of eggplant is maintained from production to harvesting. After harvesting mature eggplant full of flavour, we transport the product to our processing facilities. In all operations, we follow strict hygienic guidelines to minimize poisoning.
At the processing units, we sort the eggplant according to size, variety and customer orders. We discard deformed, bruised and low-quality eggplant to avoid contaminating the rest. Our advanced technology helps us sort out what the human eye cannot see.
Additionally, we use chlorinated water to clean and treat the product to extend its shelf-life. After air drying to remove excess moisture, we package the clean eggplant in robust polythene bags and special cartons before arranging them in pallets to minimize damage during transport. Our packaging technique ensures that the eggplants are not exposed to air which decays them.
Since eggplant is perishable, any bulk packages for export remain between 12 to 30 degrees Celsius to maintain freshness. We have our products inspected by relevant authorities and conform to international standards before export. Contact us for eggplant plants for sale. When you buy eggplant online at FrutPlanet, you are assured of a safe product.
Delivery Of Fresh Eggplant
Are you wondering about the delivery of bulk eggplant when you order? At FrutPlanet, we have a streamlined process to ensure that every consignment arrives in our customers’ hands garden-fresh and intact.
We have a framework that guarantees that once you make an order, it is processed immediately, and you receive it within your timeline. Most of our deliveries are by air, and we use trusted freight companies.
We track your shipment and update you until it arrives. All our eggplant deliveries are GAP, and HCDA certified. You can trust FrutPlanet for fresh deliveries when you buy eggplant online.
How To Buy Eggplant
Do you want to buy eggplant online from exporters? FrutPlanet is a reputable company with an international customer base. We source eggplants grown in fertile soils and favourable climates in Kenya.
Moreover, we partner with certified farmers who use sustainable methods of farming. All our fruits and vegetables meet international food and safety standards. Contact FrutPlanet and request a sample of fresh eggplant.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fresh Eggplant
How To Buy Eggplant
Buy an eggplant with a nice colour, firm and heavy without patches or bruises. Fresh eggplant should have smooth and silky skin, and the calyx should be intact and not mouldy. Poorly stored and old eggplants taste bitter, so insist on fresh ones without bruises.
How To Store Eggplant
Store eggplant wrap in paper towels and put them in a plastic bag, then refrigerate. You can otherwise store it in a dark area away from direct sunlight. For freshness, do not chop or cut up your eggplant until ready to use as they begin browning. Use any eggplant stored at room temperature within two days.
When To Pick Eggplant
Eggplants are ready for picking 70 to 80 days after transplanting. Ready eggplant should be firm and have a glossy skin during harvest. Slightly immature eggplants are best for picking before they are overripe and develop a bitter taste.