How To Store Peeled Zucchini
If you need to store zucchini , it is recommended to keep them whole and consume them within 7 days. However, if you peel and cut the zucchini it can be stored for a long period of time. Slices of the peeled ones usually freeze and last for a longer duration.
Process of storing zucchini:
- If you wish to store these for a long time it is advised to blanch them. This can be done by dropping the peeled zucchini in boiling water and then taking them out of the water after a few minutes. These can then be placed in a bowl of freezing water, so that the cooking process stops.
- These blanched ones can then be arranged on a waxed baking sheet and frozen for at least 2 hours.
Using heavy duty freezer bags:
- These frozen pieces can then be placed in heavy duty freezer bags or in air-tight containers. These will remain very fresh in these bags for at least six months.
Storing peeled pieces is really easy – you just need to follow a few steps and your vegetables will stay fresh for long.
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