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How to Select Zucchini

To pick the best zucchini, choose one that is shiny, firm, vibrant in colour, (whether light or dark green) and is free from spots, cuts or bruises. Smaller zucchinis will be more tender then larger ones! A good size is four to eight inches long and two to three inches thick.  Larger zucchinis are best used for baking because they are firmer in texture and take longer to cook over the stovetop.

How to Store Zucchini

You can store zucchini in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to five days.  Don’t wash it until you’re ready to eat it or cook it.

Types of Zucchini

The most common types of zucchini include ones that are straight, slim and either dark green or yellow in colour. English zucchini is a little fatter in shape and is speckled green and white.

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