Can You Eat Eggplant Seeds?

Eggplant flesh will have tan to brown colored spots around the seeds. If this is the color you are referring to, it is edible. If the flesh is more brown than white, the eggplant may be spoiling and should be discarded.

Are you supposed to take seeds out of eggplant?

The seeds of a fresh eggplant should be soft and barely visible and if they are, there’s no need to remove them. If seeds are brown, scoop them out with a spoon.

Are eggplant seeds poisonous?

Are eggplant seeds poisonous? False, raw eggplants are not poisonous. Plants in the nightshade family — which includes eggplants, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos — contain an alkaloid called solanine, which in very large doses can be poisonous.

Are the little seeds in eggplant edible?

Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a fruit, rather than a vegetable, and belongs to the nightshade family. Depending on the variety, they can be black, purple, white or yellow. All eggplants contain many soft, small, edible seeds.

Can I eat eggplant with brown seeds?

Eggplant flesh will have tan to brown colored spots around the seeds. If this is the color you are referring to, it is edible. If the flesh is more brown than white, the eggplant may be spoiling and should be discarded.

Eggplant seeds may be removed prior to using in recipes that call for eggplant, or removed and stored for planting during the local growing season. If you do not plan on using the seeds, but simply want to remove them from eggplant prior to making your recipe, throw them out and save the pulp.