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SQUASH, SUMMER (INCLUDING ZUCCHINI, CROOKNECK, SCALLOP, PATTY PAN) — FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

Refrigerator
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4-5 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • Refrigerate in plastic bag; do not wash until ready to eat.
  • To freeze: (1) Wash and cut into 1/2 inch slices (zucchini may also be grated); (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three minutes (steam grated zucchini for 2 minutes) and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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