How to Store Zucchini
If you're wondering how to store zucchini, the good news is — it's easy. When storing zucchini that's raw and uncut, don't wash it, since excess moisture can lead to mold. Instead, take a paper towel and dry if off. Then, place your zucchini in a plastic bags, such as a Glad® FLEX'N SEAL™ Gallon Bag, and leave the top open for ventilation. Pop it in the crisper and you're good to go. Just be sure to give it a good rinse before eating.
How to Freeze Zucchini
When it comes to freezing zucchini, it's all about the blanching.
Step 1: Rinse and Slice Zucchini
Step 2: Turn Up the Heat
Step 3: Give It the Big Chill
Step 4: Do a Flash Freeze
Step 5: Save for Later
How to Thaw Zucchini After Freezing
OK, so you learned how to store zucchini in the freezer — but what comes next? After storing zucchini in the freezer, it works best in dishes like soups and sauces that have other vegetables. If you're planning to use the frozen zucchini in baked goods, like zucchini bread, move it to the refrigerator to thaw. Then, squeeze out as much moisture as you can with a paper towel before using.
How Long Does Zucchini Last?
Now that you know how to store zucchini and how to freeze zucchini, you're probably wondering how long you have to use it. Whole zucchini in the fridge can last up to a week and cut zucchini in the freezer can last up to three months.
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