ZUCCHINI ~ all about vegetables

how to pick vegetables...................

Eventhough I know vegetables almost all my life, but sometimes, I always confused and curious how should I pick best. In my little tips below, I hope that it will help you to get the freshnest and best vegetables for your meals of the day.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Available all year, peak June through August.
Look for glossy, dark green skin and firm flesh. Zucchini should be heavy for its size. Avoid zucchini longer than 8 inches (20cm) and with any brown or yellow spots. Refrigerate in a perforated plastic bag up to 4 days.


- Steam : 5 to 10 minutes

- Microwave: 3 to 6 minutes

- Blanch : 2 to 3 minutes

- Boil : 5 to 10 minutes

- Others : broil halves for 5 minutes

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