Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Buying and Picking Zucchini

Below you'll find a recipe for Zucchini Slaw.  To go along with it I thought I would give you a few tips on buying and picking Zucchini.

#1  Zucchini is thin-skinned and can easily be damaged so handle carefully.
#2  Look for heavy, firm zucchini with shiny skin.
#3  Smaller zucchini are usually more tender and sweeter.
#4  A medium zucchini (about 1/3 lb) will yield about 2 cups sliced or 1 1/2 cups shredded.
#5  Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the crisper for 4 - 5 days.  Don't wash until ready to use.
#6  1/2 cup cooked, sliced zucchini has about 15 calories and has a healthy amount of potassium.

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