How to Store Zucchini? Several ways
How to store zucchini for a long time? In this blog, we will discuss it in detail. Zucchini is an unripe fruit from the cucumber family that is eaten as a vegetable. It can be green or yellow and is harvested when it is about 30 cm. It is boiled, baked, grilled, and eaten raw. But how can you keep zucchini?
How to store zucchini? This can be done in the following ways:
- You can keep a zucchini in the fridge for 6 days.
- You can keep a zucchini outside the fridge for 1 week at a temperature of 10 to 12 degrees.
- You can keep half or sliced zucchini in the fridge for 5 days.
- You can also store the zucchini in pieces in the freezer for one year.
Whole zucchini or pieces of zucchini you can keep them all. You can read how to save in the article below.
The fresher the zucchini, the longer you can keep it. A very thick zucchini seems more ‘value for money but tastes much less tasty (bitter) than a small zucchini about 30 cm long.
To test whether the zucchini is not too old, you can push the skin with your thumb and see if it gets a little wrinkly. Then the zucchini is good. When the skin is very hard, the zucchini is a bit older and less tasty. You can keep a fresh zucchini longer.
Where and how to Store Zucchini?
If you have a cellar or a room where it is always cool, about 10 to 12 degrees is the ideal place to keep the zucchini. In this way, it can also ripen a little and the taste will come out better. Zucchini is grown in a moderate climate, so real cold or heat does not make the zucchini happy. The zucchini can then be kept less long. You can keep the zucchini on the tray for 6 days.
How long to keep zucchini in the fridge?
As you can read above, you do not keep fresh zucchini in the fridge. The cooked or grilled zucchini in pieces or slices should be kept in the refrigerator. Put the zucchini pieces in a container with a lid and place them in the refrigerator. This way, the zucchini can be kept for another 2 days. Always check if the zucchini still looks good before eating the leftovers. The advice is in this always, smell, taste, and see if it still looks good.
Keep Zucchini In The Freezer
Zucchini can be stored in the freezer for 3 months when it is grilled, baked, or cooked. This must be in a well-sealed container with a sticker with the date on it. You may not remember the exact date when you packed it.
The taste of the zucchini quickly diminishes if you want to eat it again after six months. You can freeze the slices on a plate first and put them in a plastic container later. This way you can remove the zucchini per portion. Otherwise, you will have a lump of zucchini.
Keep Half a Zucchini
You can keep half a zucchini in the fridge anyway. Keep the cut part in plastic wrap. This way you can keep the zucchini for 2 more days. Before use, check if it is not moldy or dried out. When it is a bit dry you can cut the piece off. With fungus, the zucchini is really at its end.
Zucchini Drying And Keeping
There are options for drying zucchini. This can be done in 2 ways. First, there is the furnace. The zucchini slices are placed on baking paper and placed in the oven. The oven runs at approximately 50 degrees. The position of the door must be able to open to allow the moisture, which evaporates, to escape. You may take a few hours for this. When the zucchini pieces are dry, you can store them in a dry jar. These can be kept for a long time. It is necessary that you keep an eye on whether they will go moldy. Then you are too late to eat these.
Way 2 is a real vegetable dryer! They come in all shapes and sizes. Here, too, the slices of zucchini are placed and dried by warm air. Temperature can be set up to 70 degrees. Here too it takes a few hours to dry and they have a really long shelf life.
Every time you need zucchini, check how they look before using them. The zucchini can no longer be used with mold, so throwing it away is the only option. Probably they have not been completely dry or water has come in during the storage of dry zucchini.
Preserving zucchini is a laborious way to preserve zucchini. It is a matter of learning how to preserve. Here is a rough description of how to preserve. When you have made the zucchini according to a recipe that is suitable for preserving, for example with herbs and vinegar, put the zucchini in the preserving jars or jars with a funnel.
These jars must be really well cleaned, sterile. Otherwise, bacteria will remain in it and they will rot the zucchini in the pot. After the zucchini is in the mason jars or jars and closed tightly, submerge the entire jar in hot water and leave it there for a while. Then you take out the jar and let it cool down.
After the zucchini has cooled, put the bottles in a dark place to open them again when you need zucchini. After the bottles have been opened again, you should keep the zucchini in the refrigerator and use it up as soon as possible. Again, smell, taste and see if it all still looks good.
- Flowers of the zucchini plant are also edible and also look great on the dinner table. They have a powdery, smooth taste.
- Some zucchini plants yield more than 30 zucchini per plant
- Zucchini is related to the pumpkin
- There are different colors of zucchini: white, yellow, round in different colors and striped zucchini