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Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to store zucchini properly so that they do not spoil. Source: foodal.com

It's great to have a lot of homegrown vegetables in your own garden, but you need to store the harvest properly. For example, zucchini can spoil very quickly

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what storage mistakes can cause fresh and young zucchini to spoil. There are a few nuances to consider.

Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

Which zucchini can be stored for a long time

Store fruits that are not damaged only. They should also have a sufficiently thick skin.

How to prepare zucchini for long-term storage

Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

When you cut the fruit from the stem, you need to leave a 5-6 cm stalk. This way, the zucchini will be protected from external irritants that can cause it to spoil.

Zucchini that you plan to store for a long time do not need to be washed. You just need to shake the soil off them a little. Excess moisture will contribute to the rapid spoilage of the fruit.

Zucchini should never be put in a bag for long-term storage. This will cause the fruit to steam and spoil quickly.

Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

How to store zucchini in the cellar

Zucchini will be perfectly stored in the cellar for a long time, but you need to do it properly. Make sure that the room is dry and free from pests.

Don't forget to keep the cellar clean and regularly ventilated.

Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

It is best to place zucchini on shelves covered with hay. There should be a gap between the fruits.

In the house or in the apartment

To keep zucchini fresh for a long time in a house or apartment, make sure that the vegetables are not exposed to direct sunlight. Alternatively, you can put the vegetables in wooden boxes and put them in the pantry or just under the sofa. The main thing is to keep it dark and dry.

How to store zucchini in the refrigerator

Zucchini can be stored in the refrigerator. However, it should never be too humid as zucchini can start to rot immediately.

Why zucchini spoil quickly: storage mistakes you should avoid

The best way to store zucchini in the refrigerator:

1. Wrap the zucchini in a paper bag.

2. Make holes for ventilation.

3. Put the fruit in a special compartment for vegetables.

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